Ensuring healthy development

  • Helen Lewer
  • Leslie Robertson
Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)


Nurses all too often think of themselves in a curative role. When nursing children, however, it is particularly important to promote and maintain health and development. The health visitor and GP play major roles in these. Parenthood brings much responsibility and many anxious moments, so advice and support can promote a happy childhood and family life. A knowledge of normal physical and emotional child development helps the GP and health visitor in these tasks and indeed will help you, while caring for children.


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Further reading

  1. Jepson, M. E. (1983). Community Child Health, Hodder and Stoughton, London.Google Scholar
  2. Mitchell, R. G. (Ed.) (1980). Child Health in the Community, 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.Google Scholar
  3. Community Nursing Review (1986). Neighbourhood Nursing, A Focus for Care Report of the Community Nursing Review (Chairman Mrs J. Cumberlege), HMSO, London.Google Scholar
  4. Strehlow, M. C. (1983). Education for Health, Lippincott Nursing Series, Harper and Row, London.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Helen Lewer and Leslie Robertson 1987

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  • Helen Lewer
  • Leslie Robertson

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