Pragmatic Children's Nursing

Sources and resources

1: Randall D (2016) Pragmatic Children’s Nursing: A theory for children and their childhoods. Abingdon, Routledge .

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4: Randall D and Hill A (2012) Consulting children and young people on what makes a good nurse. Nursing Children and Young People 24(3)14-19

5: Shields L, Pratt J and Hunter J (2006) "Family centred care: a review of qualitative studies." Journal of Clinical Nursing 15(6)1317-23

6: Kelly M, Jones S, Wilson V and Lewis P (2012) How children's rights are constructed in family-centred care: A review of the literature. Journal of Child Health Care 16(2) 190-205. DOI: 10.1177/1367493511426421

7: Murphy PJ (1990) Pragmatism from Peirce to Davidson. Colorado, West View Press.

8: Rorty R (1996) Introduction: Relativism: Finding and making. In Philosophy and social hope, London, Penguin.

9: von Baeyer CL (2006) Children’s self-reports of pain intensity: Scale selection, limitations and interpretation. Pain Research and Management 11(3)157-162.

10: Walker MU (2007) Moral understandings: a feminist study in ethics. New York, Oxford University Press.

11: Corriveau EA, Durso PJ, Kaufman ED, Skipper BJ, Laskaratos LA and Heintzman KB (2008) Effect of Carelink, an internet-based insulin pump monitoring system, on glycemic control in rural and urban children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pediatric Diabetes 9(Part II): 360–366 doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2007.00363.x



Coyne I (2008). "Children's participation in consultations and decision making at health service level: a review of the literature." International Journal of Nursing Studies 45: 1682-1689.

Mikkelsen G and Frederiksen K (2011) Family-centred care of children in hospital – a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(5), 1152–1162. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05574.

Randall D and Hallowell L (2012) "Making the bad things seem better": Coping in children receiving healthcare. Journal of Child Health Care 16 (3)304 – 312

Randall D (2016) Pragmatics and bringing dying back into children’s nursing. eHospice International children’s edition published online 16 th August 2016 available from [accessed 07/10/16]

Books and book chapters

Corsaro WA (2012) The Sociology of Childhood, 3rd edn. Thousand Oaks California. Pine forge press; Sage.

Darbyshire P (1994). Living with a sick child in hospital the experience of parents and nurses. London: Chapman &Hall.

Dewy J (1944) Democracy and education: an introduction to the philosophy of education. New York. The Free Press. Simon & Schuster Inc.

Glasper EA and Richardson J (2006) A textbook of children's and young people's nursing. Edinburgh. Elsevier.

Grinyer A (2012). Palliative and end of life care for children and young people: home, hospice and hospital. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

James A, Jenk C and Prout A (1998) Theorizing childhood. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Mayall B (2002) Towards a Sociology for Childhood: Thinking from Children’s Lives. Birmingham. Open University Press.

Meleis AI (2007) Theoretical nursing: development and progress (4th ed ) Philadelphia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Murphy PJ (1990) Pragmatism from Peirce to Davidson. Colorado. WestView Press.

Randall D (2011) "To be like the others": Children's views of nursing in community settings. In Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of Nursing Children and Young People. (Brykczynska G & Simons J, eds.), Oxford. Blackwell. 77-87.

Randall D (2011) Who is shaping children's nursing? In Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of Nursing Children and Young People. (Brykczynska G & Simons J, eds.), Oxford. Blackwell. 251-260.

Rorty R (1999) Philosophy and social hope. London. Penguin Books


American Pragmatic Association

International Review of Pragmatics (peer reviewed journal)

Pragmatics and Society (peer reviewed journal)

Randall D, Sepion E, and Darlington AS (2016) Learning to nurse dying children: What is the use of theory? International Children’s Palliative care Network Conference Buenos Aires Argentina, 20th May 2016. Available from [accessed 07/10/16]

Stanford Dictionary of Philosophy entre

UNICEF (2013) The state of the world’s children 2013:Children with disabilities. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).New York. Available from

William James: Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking (e book)