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.
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