Nursing Care Of Adoption And Kinship Families: A Clinical Guide For Advanced Practice Nurses by Karen J. FoliNursing Care Of Adoption And Kinship Families: A Clinical Guide For Advanced Practice Nurses by Karen J. Foli

Nursing Care Of Adoption And Kinship Families: A Clinical Guide For Advanced Practice Nurses

byKaren J. Foli

Paperback | December 19, 2016

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To be a family, and what that means in society, is undergoing dramatic changes that reflect fluidity in the definition of spouse, children, and kin. Pediatric, family, adult-gerontology, psychiatric-mental health, and other advanced practice nurses increasingly serve as frontline primary care providers for the growing number of adoption and kinship families. The creation and preservation of these nontraditional families often involve social, cultural, and legal issues that the advanced practice nurse must recognize to provide optimal care. This groundbreaking clinical guide breaks down the adoption and kinship triads into their distinct parts--the birth parents, adoptive or kinship parents, and the child--and analyzes the relationships among them and how the nurse can assist their development.

Beginning with an overview of adoption and kinship parenting, this book also discusses the specific psychosocial and health care--related needs of adoption and kinship families using detailed case studies to illustrate a variety of conditions and circumstances, along with guidance on how nurses should intervene. A clinically focused section within the case study chapters covers assessment, interventions, referrals, and follow-up considerations. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter relay major discussion points and tables and exhibits provide related resources for additional information on the health care considerations of adoption and kinship families.

Key Features

  • Addresses nursing's specific role in the holistic assessment and care of the different members of adoption and kinship families
  • Authored by a renowned nurse leader in adoption and kinship care
  • Provides chapter objectives, highlights, and questions for reflection
  • Promotes current, evidence-based best practices
  • Includes a glossary of adoption-friendly language
  • Discusses nursing practice within the context of a larger health care team
Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, FAAN,is an associate professor and the director of the PhD in nursing program at Purdue University, School of Nursing, West Lafayette, Indiana. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University, her master's degree from Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, and her PhD in communic...
Title:Nursing Care Of Adoption And Kinship Families: A Clinical Guide For Advanced Practice NursesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2016Publisher:Springer Publishing Co., Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826133584

ISBN - 13:9780826133588


Table of Contents


ForewordCheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN



Section I:Overview of Adoption and Kinship Families


1Adoption and Kinship Parenting: A Historical, Cultural, and Legal Perspective

Section II:The Adoption and Kinship Triads

2Health Care Needs of Adoptive and Kinship Children

3Birth Parents

4Adoptive Parents

5The Child/Adult Who Is Adopted

6Kinship Parents

7Birth Parents of Kinship Children

8Kinship Children

9Special Cases: Foster Care, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Commercial Surrogacy, and Human Trafficking

Section III:Position Statement Regarding Adoption and Kinship Nursing

10Conclusions and Future Directions


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