ERIC Number: ED449697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Standards and Guidelines for Pre-Licensure and Early Professional Education for the Nursing Care of Children and Their Families. [Revised].
Woodring, Barbara C.; Pridham, Karen F.
The standards for nursing education offered in this guide are stated in the form of 11 goals based on concepts of central concern to the nursing of children and their families. These concepts can be categorized into three classes: (1) child, family, and societal factors; (2) clinical problems or areas; and (3) care delivery. Each goal statement is supported by guidelines that facilitate implementation and evaluation in the form of process and outcome criteria. The process criteria provide examples of content areas and teaching methods that are consistent with achieving the goal. The outcome criteria offer examples of evaluation methods and outcomes that are desirable to accomplish through the teaching methods. The intent is that the goals will be implemented across all settings where pre-licensure and early professional education occur. Within the child, family, and societal factors area, concepts are: (1) anatomic structures, physiologic processes, psychologic processes, and spiritual processes in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents; (2) health behavior; (3) separation, loss, and bereavement; and (4) economic, social, and political influences. Within clinical problems or areas, concepts are: (1) safety and injury prevention; (2) children with a chronic condition, disability, or special health need and their families; and (3) children with acute illness or injuries and their families. Within care delivery, concepts are: (1) family-centered care; (2) cultural competence; (3) communication; and (4) values and moral and ethical reasoning. The guidelines are preceded by an executive summary, background on their development, and discussion of the theoretical bases. The most significant differences between this revised version and the first version involve the integration of material related to prevention and pre-hospital and emergent care. (Contains 26 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "The Project was also supported in part and accomplished in collaboration with the Society of Pediatric Nurses."