Growth & Development Handbook: Newborn Through Adolescent, 1st Edition

  • Barbara L. Mandleco Brigham Young University
  • ISBN-10: 1401810136  |  ISBN-13: 9781401810139
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
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Delmar's Growth and Development Handbook: Newborn through Adolescence is a text for undergraduate nursing students and nurses that approaches human development from a holistic and family-centered perspective. It provides a learner oriented approach to understanding and retaining growth and developmental information required to become a safe and caring practitioner while interacting with families and pediatric patients from the newborn period to adolescence. The handbook presents a succinct summary of human development for the student and practitioner that is easy to use and/or refer to on clinical units. The text can also be used as a supplemental item complementing the students' textbook or as a clinical reference for growth and development content. Practicing nurses may find the text useful as a clinical reference for key information about the development and assessment of their pediatric clients since normal developmental milestones, health, health promotion, and anticipatory guidance are stressed throughout.

Features and Benefits

  • Family Teaching highlights the significance of keeping family members involved in promoting growth and development of their children.
  • Nursing Tips help apply basic growth and development knowledge to practice by offering useful hints and shortcuts.
  • Nursing Alerts highlight important information nurses need to be aware of.
  • Eye On presents cultural, international, and spiritual perspectives related to growth and development.
  • Reflective Thinking boxes encourage students to examine their own personal views on particular developmental issues and understand the varying viewpoints they may encounter in practice. They also encourage reflection on issues from a personal context, raise awareness of the diversity of opinions, and foster empowerment.
  • Critical Thinking boxes stimulate thought processes as students digest chapter content

Table of Contents

Theoretical Approaches to Growth & Development
Growth & Development of the Newborn
Growth & Development of the Infant
Growth & Development of the Toddler
Growth & Development of the Preschooler
Growth & Development of the Adolescent

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara L. Mandleco

Barbara Hartwig Mandleco received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, her Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida–Gainesville, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Family Sciences with an emphasis in human development from Brigham Young University. She has been a staff nurse on pediatric and adult medical surgical nursing units and a nursing educator for over 30 years. She has taught advanced human development and pediatric nursing, fundamentals of nursing, nursing research, and management of family issues to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University Colleges of Nursing. Currently, Dr. Mandleco is a professor at the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. Dr. Mandleco has given numerous professional presentations at the local, regional, national, and international levels. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Pediatric Nursing Skills & Procedures, and Growth and Development Handbook: Newborn through Adolescent also published by Delmar Cengage Learning. Her research interests include families adapting to a child with a special need or chronic illness, and innovative methods of teaching.