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Principles of Children's Nursing

Principles of Children's Nursing
There is a basic principle or the Children's nursing which is used as a guide in understanding the Children's nursing philosophy. Principles in child nursing care are:

1. Children are not miniature adults but as unique individuals, which should not be looked at only the physical size of the child but the child as a unique individual who has a pattern of growth and development towards maturity process.

2. Children are as unique individuals and have different needs according to the stage of development. These needs include physiological needs (such as nutrition, and fluids, activity, elimination, rest, sleep, etc.), psychological, social and spiritual.

3. Child nursing service oriented prevention and improvement of health, not just treating sick children.

4. Nursing is a discipline child health that focuses on the welfare of the child so that the nurses responsibility in providing comprehensive nursing care of children. Children said to be prosperous if the child does not feel the psychological disruption, such as anxiety, fear or other services, where these efforts can not be separated from the role of the family as well.

5. Nursing practice include contracts with young children and families to prevent, assess, intervene and improve the lives, using the nursing process in accordance with the moral aspects (ethical) and legal aspects (legal). As part of the child's family should be involved in nursing services, in this case should be an agreement between the family, child and health care team.

6. The purpose of nursing children and adolescents is to promote the healthy maturation of children and adolescents as a biopsychosocial and spiritual beings in the context of family and community.

7. In the future trends of child care focuses on the science of growth and development, for the development of the science will study aspects of a child's life.

Pediatric Nurses