Health for All Children: A Program for Child Health Surveillance

Health for All Children: A Program for Child Health Surveillance

by David M. Hall
     
 

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Child health surveillance has as its main aims the early detection of defects and the positive promotion of health. A joint working party on child health surveillance composed of representatives from the British Paediatric Association, the Health Visitors' Association, the General Medical Service Committee of the BMA, the Royal College of Nursing, and the Royal… See more details below

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Child health surveillance has as its main aims the early detection of defects and the positive promotion of health. A joint working party on child health surveillance composed of representatives from the British Paediatric Association, the Health Visitors' Association, the General Medical Service Committee of the BMA, the Royal College of Nursing, and the Royal College of General Practitioners, set out to determine what procedures should be included in the program of surveillance. This thoroughly updated volume clearly presents a new look at the conclusions which are based both on a detailed study of an extensive literature and on consultations with experts in various fields. The program of child health surveillance proposed in the First Edition aims to detect developmental problems and defects in the most efficient way while at the same time placing increased emphasis on the role of such activities as accident prevention, health education and developmental guidance. The Second Edition summarizes the findings of a further joint working party, chaired by Dr. Colin Waine, created to examine the suggestions reported in the First Edition. Recommendations for the provision and monitoring of screeing at the district level, and on the role of doctors and health visitors are covered. Each chapter has been updated with summaries of new research findings, and there is further information on the use of parent-held records. Throughout this concise, exploratory work, the areas of uncertainty are highlighted and suggestions for further research are offered. This report is essential reading for all those with a responsibility for the promotion of child health in the community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192618153
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/23/1989
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.31(d)

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