Book review: Paediatrics at a Glance

Paediatric staff nurse Michelle Murray reviews Paediatrics at a Glance

Paediatrics at a Glance

Fourth edition

Lawrence Miall, Mary Rudolf and Dominic Smith

Wiley Blackwell

 £27.99 | 204pp

ISBN: 9781118947838

This book highlights the key aspects of paediatrics encountered in clinical areas and community settings. It is aimed at nurses and junior doctors, but its clear, easy-to-read format would make it a useful guide for nursing and medical students too. 

I particularly liked the sections on common childhood conditions, which are written in a concise manner and can be used for quick reference by doctors, nurses and students.

The text is illustrated throughout by easy-to-follow diagrams, as well as medical photography that allows the reader to visualise how certain conditions would look in practice.

It is not easy to write a book about paediatrics and condense all the information effectively, but the authors have achieved this with Paediatrics at a Glance. 

I qualified as a nurse 17 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book; it is a useful text that I intend to refer to in my practice. I would recommend the book to nurses, junior doctors and students.

Michelle Murray, paediatric staff nurse, Thomas Linacre Centre, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Wigan

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