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Learning from Paediatric Patient Journeys: What Children and their Families Can Tell Us

Book review by Jayne Price

Chloe Macaulay, Polly Powell and Caroline Fertleman CRC Press £25.99 | 116pp ISBN: 9781785231247

On first seeing the word ‘paediatric’ in the title of this book, and seeing it was compiled by three medics, I wondered if it would be medically orientated, but the rest of the title prompted me to delve into it.

The book describes the journeys through the healthcare system of children and families, and their stories make powerful, emotive and compelling reading.

A wide range of healthcare conditions and ages are represented, with a glossary to prompt further discussion after each account.

I would not recommend this book to children’s nursing students, but it would be useful for educators who want to enthuse students to learn about communication with children and young people who have complex needs.

Jayne Price is associate professor (children’s nursing) at Kingston University and St George’s, ...

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