Caring for children is the primary focus of pediatric nursing – the health and well-being of children is the central priority. Pediatric nurses provide care for children while developing partnerships with parents and working with families to ensure that children's needs are met. Pediatric nurses play an essential role in improving child health outcomes regardless of setting or diagnosis. Pediatric nurses promote health and enhance coping of children and their families by creating a supportive environment while advocating for children's needs (
- Christian B.J.
Translational research – The essence of pediatric nursing – Translating evidence to improve pediatric nursing care for children, their parents and families.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2013; 28: 193-195
Christian, 2020). Through nursing research and quality improvement projects, pediatric nurses generate evidence and develop intervention strategies to improve the quality of care for children and their families. In this way, improvements in pediatric nursing care not only enhance children's health and well-being, but also result in advances in pediatric nursing practice.
- Christian B.J.
Translational research – Parents and pediatric nurses promoting children’s health in primary care and during hospitalization.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2020; 52: 91-94
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