Caring for ill children is always challenging, but technological advances, reforms in health care and cost control efforts have made caring for these children increasingly complex. More and more, care occurs in ambulatory, outpatient and home settings, often with the family playing a large role. Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families approaches the topic of children's healthcare from a family-centered and holistic perspective, viewing children not just as patients, but as evolving human beings. Focus is placed on anticipatory guidance nursing professionals can give to families related to developmental milestones, health concerns and health promotion strategies specific to each stage of development. Traditional areas of assessment, disease processes and health promotion are examined within the context of contemporary social and cultural influences. Caring for Children and Their Families facilitates the development of sensitivity and critical thinking skills today's undergraduate nursing student and tomorrow's nurse will need to meet the challenges of pediatric healthcare.Potts, Nicki L. is the author of 'Pediatric Nursing Caring for Children and Their Families', published 2002 under ISBN 9780827381483 and ISBN 0827381484.