Underpinned by a rights-based approach, this essential text critically analyses the theory and practice of children and young people’s nursing from several perspectives - public health, acute and community based care, education and research. Chapters address the clinical, legal, ethical, political and professional issues and controversies which impact on the care delivered to children, young people and their families both nationally and internationally. This new edition continues to promote reflection and critical thinking about the practice of children’s nursing and professional development.

Children and young people's nursing in context. International perspectives on children and young people’s nursing. Family centred care and the evolving role of fathers. Needs of siblings. The need for a culturally sensitive approach to care. A rights-based approach to care. The right for children and young people to participate in their own health care. Safeguarding children and young people. The use of restraint. Care settings. Neonatal nursing. Public health nursing. Providing care and support to children and young people with chronic and long term conditions in the community. Children and young people’s mental health. Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems. Transitional care. Advancing practice and developing a career in children and young people's nursing. Developing a professional portfolio. Advanced nurse practice with children and young people. Researching with children and young people to inform service delivery at home and in hospital.