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Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families, Second Edition

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Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826169617

Author: Cecily Betz PhD, RN, FAAN, Marilyn Krajicek PhD, RN, FAAN


  • Martha Craft-Rosenberg PhD, RN, FAAN
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This distinguished title, written by nationally recognized nursing experts in health care and pediatrics, delivers the most current evidence-based practice standards and their application. These guidelines, developed through systematic consensus-building led by the American Academy of Nursing’s Child, Adolescent and Family Expert Panel, incorporates the wisdom of 17 professional nursing and health care organizations regarding the core elements of pediatric nursing excellence. This second edition contains substantial updates to all guidelines based on the most current research evidence and demonstrates how best to apply the guidelines to nursing practice.

Disseminating the gold standard of care for infants, children, adolescents, and families, this text addresses access to health care, genetic assessment and counseling, culturally responsive care, care for children and youth with disabilities, and other timely topics. Each chapter breaks down a guideline into its definition, history, and implications for clinical, education, policy, and research in nursing practice. Culminating the chapters are case studies based around the analyzed guideline, illustrating how the guideline should be employed in nursing practice. Supplemental online files provide additional resources that readers can use to apply these guidelines to nursing practice. Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families is an invaluable resource for pediatric nurses, nursing students, nursing educators, nursing administrators, pediatric and family nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, nursing clinicians in public health, school nurses, and nurse researchers.


  • Significant updates to all 17 guidelines based on the latest research evidence
  • Contributions by five new nursing and health care organizations
  • A new chapter organizational framework incorporating useful pedagogical elements
  • Examples of applications to education, research, policy, and clinical practice
  • Includes online supplemental resources for qualified instructors


  • Provides current pediatric practice standards formatted and endorsed by 17 leading professional nursing and health care organizations
  • Includes content applicable to advanced practice nurses, educators, researchers, and consultants
  • Includes learning objectives, description of guidelines, applications to practice, exemplars, references, and websites for additional resources

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 24, 2017
  • Page Count 396
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826169617
  • EISBN 9780826169624

Table of Contents 


Foreword by Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN


1 Children and Youth Have an Identified Health Care Home (Medical Home)

Barbara Velsor-Friedrich and Patricia Vernal Burkhart

2 Children, Youth, and Families Receive Care That Supports Growth and Development

Leigh Small and Terri H. Lipman

3 Children, Youth, Families, and Health Care Providers Are Partners in Decisions, Planning, and Delivery of Care, Including Appropriate Community Services

Janet A. Deatrick and Roberta S. Rehm

4 Cultural Values, Beliefs, and Preferences Are Integral to Family-Centered Care

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Jill F. Kilanowski, and Tami L. Thomas

5 Family Concerns Are Recognized as a Priority, and Family Strengths Are Respected and Supported in the Care of Children and Youth

Linda A. Lewandowski and Martha K. Swartz

6 Children, Youth, and Families Have High-Quality, Affordable, and Accessible Health Care

Judith A. Vessey, Cindy Smith Greenberg, and Amanda J. Lulloff

7 The Child’s, Youth’s, and Family’s Needs Are Identified, Prioritized, and Services Are Offered

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland

8 Children, Youth, and Families Receive Care That Optimizes Wellness, Promotes and Maintains Physical and Mental Health, and Prevents Disease and Injury

Mikki Meadows-Oliver, Sharon Tucker, and Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

9 Pregnant Adolescents and Women, Children, Youth, and Families Have Access to Genetic and Genomic Testing and Genomic-Appropriate Counseling

Madalynn Neu and Pamela J. Burke

10 Children and Youth Receive Care That Is Delivered in a Physically and Emotionally Safe Environment

Anne L. Turner-Henson and Marilyn J. Krajicek

11 Children’s, Youth’s, and Families’ Privacy and Rights Are Protected

Ann Marie Rhodes and Martha Dewey Bergren

12 Children and Youth With Acute, Critical, or Chronic Needs and Their Families Receive the Full Range of Services

Nancy Blake

13 Children and Youth With Disabilities and/or Special Health Care Needs and Their Families Receive the Full Range of Services

Cecily L. Betz and Kathleen J. Sawin

14 Children, Youth, and Families Receive Appropriate Palliative and/or Hospice Care

Margaret M. Mahon

15 Children, Youth, and Families Receive Appropriate Prevention and Community Referral Services

M. Cynthia Logsdon and Rita H. Pickler

16 Children’s, Youth’s, and Families’ Health Risk Behaviors and Problems Are Identified and Addressed

Eileen K. Fry-Bowers

17 Children, Youth, and Families Are Fully Informed of the Process, Outcomes, and Alternatives to Care, Including Quality of Life

Cecily L. Betz