Title Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth, and Families, 2/e
Author Cecily L. Betz, Marilyn Krajicek, Martha Craft-Rosenberg
ISBN 9780826169617
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 396
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by Springer Publishing Company
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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



 Foreword by Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN


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Chapter 1. Children and Youth Have an Identified Health Care Home (Medical Home) (Barbara Velsor-Friedrich and Patricia Vernal Burkhart)

Chapter 2. Children, Youth, and Families Receive Care That Supports Growth and Development (Leigh Small and

Terri H. Lipman)

Chapter 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)

Chapter 4. Cultural Values, Beliefs, and Preferences Are Integral to Family-Centered Care (Mary Lou de Leon Siantz,
Jill F. Kilanowski, and Tami L. Thomas)

Chapter 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)

Chapter 6. Children, Youth, and Families Have High-Quality, Affordable, and Accessible Health Care (Judith A. Vessey, Cindy Smith Greenberg, and Amanda J. Lulloff)

Chapter 7. The Child’s, Youth’s, and Family’s Needs Are Identified, Prioritized, and Services Are Offered
(Bonnie Gance-Cleveland)

Chapter 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)

Chapter 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)

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

 (Anne L. Turner-Henson and Marilyn J. Krajicek)

Chapter 11. Children’s, Youth’s, and Families’ Privacy and Rights Are Protected (Ann Marie Rhodes and
Martha Dewey Bergren)

Chapter 12. Children and Youth With Acute, Critical, or Chronic Needs and Their Families Receive the Full Range of Services (Nancy Blake)

Chapter 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)

Chapter 14. Children, Youth, and Families Receive Appropriate Palliative and/or Hospice Care (Margaret M. Mahon)

Chapter 15. Children, Youth, and Families Receive Appropriate Prevention and Community Referral Services
(M. Cynthia Logsdon and Rita H. Pickler)

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

 (Eileen K. Fry-Bowers)

Chapter 17. Children, Youth, and Families Are Fully Informed of the Process, Outcomes, and Alternatives to Care, Including Quality of Life (Cecily L. Betz)




About the Authors:

Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor of clinical pediatrics in the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Betz serves as the nursing director and research director of the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Betz has served as an investigator on numerous projects pertaining to health care transition and children and adolescents with special health care needs (SHCNs), with extramural funding from National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She has published extensively in the field of health care transitions, children and youth with SHCNs, and pediatric nursing issues. She is the director of the Movin’ On Up Health Care Transition Program, CHLA’s Spina Bifida Program. She is the cochair of the International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium and served as the chair of the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) task force that formulated the 2017 SPN position statement entitled, Transition of Pediatric Patients Into Adult Care. She has coedited 13 books in pediatric nursing and topics pertaining to SHCNs and health care transition. She is the founder and the editor-inchief of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, the official journal of the SPN and the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS). She served as one of the organizers and founding members of the SPN, a national pediatric nursing association founded 26 years ago. Under her leadership as the cochair of the expert panel, the development of the original 2004 Health Care Quality and Outcome Guidelines for Nursing of Children and Families was completed. She served as the chair of the 2014 Guidelines Task Force of the Child, Adolescent and Family Expert Panel.

Marilyn J. Krajicek, EdD, RN, FAAN, is professor of nursing at University of Colorado College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center and associate clinical professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine. In addition to her faculty teaching roles, Dr. Krajicek is director of the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) and option coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health (DNP/MPH) Dual Degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice/Public Health Nursing (DNP/PHN) specialty. As director of the NRC, Dr. Krajicek is working with project faculty and staff to update the third edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (CFOC3) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition, she directs Achieving a State of Healthy Weight (ASHW), an annual national assessment of obesity prevention terminology in child care regulations, based on standards in (CFOC3). ASHW is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Martha Craft-Rosenberg, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She has studied siblings of hospitalized children and siblings of ill children for over 25 years. Dr. Craft-Rosenberg has been an investigator on 17 funded studies focused on siblings of ill children and families of critically ill adults, with awards from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Midwest Nursing Research Society for research on children and families. Dr. Craft-Rosenberg has coedited two previous books on interventions for infants, children, and families. Her language classification research includes intervention classification since 1987 and diagnoses classification for a decade as principal investigator for the Nursing Diagnosis Extension and Classification (NDEC) team. Dr. Craft-Rosenberg served two terms on the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA International) Taxonomy Committee and participated in the consensus conference for the development of the taxonomy of nursing practice. She is past president of NANDA International and was a codirector on a T32 grant for “Training in Nursing Effectiveness Research.”

Target Audience:

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.


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