An Australia New Zealand textbook focusing on family-centred care. This evidence-based textbook provides complete coverage of child growth and development with a nursing and midwifery focus. It identifies the core skills necessary to recognise illness in children and strategies for management of childhood diseases. Suitable for all child or family health nursing and midwifery courses in Australia and New Zealand. - Regional-specific references, statistics, drug names, legislation, culture, community and public health systems. - Information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Mäori communities. - How to manage child illness in rural and remote communities, as well as the role of nurses and midwives in these communities. - ANZ Case studies with each chapter. - Critical Thinking Exercises promote problme-solving and discussion. - Evidence-Based Practice and Family Teaching - Focus-on and Assessment boxes throughout the text. - Multidisciplinary Care Maps demonstrate the nursing process and accentuate the nurse's role as a care coordinator.