Health for All Children / Edition 4

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Overview

"The first edition of HFAC was published in 1989 and quickly made a substantial impact on the practice of preventive health care for children. It challenged many long established practices and suggested new areas for research. The importance of preventing disease and adverse outcome was emphasised.L HFAC4 continues the themes of previous editions, in particular highlighting the growing evidence the behavioural problems and educational failure are not inevitable, and can be prevented. Thus the role of screening for developmental problems, while not ignored, is set in the context of what can be done to promote language development, reading, and enthusiasm for learning.L This fourth edition differs significantly from its predecessors. Most importantly, it deals with the health care needs of children of school age as well as pre-school children. In addition, it outlines the needs of special groups of children, including those who are vulnerable or disabled and those living in unusual circumstances. The legislative framework is outlined and the hallmarks of good practice are described.L HFAC4 will, like previous editions, be essential reading for all health professionals who work with children whether in the community or at the receiving end of referrals. It will also provide vital background knowledge for those charged with the responsibility of planning, commissioning and monitoring.L Changes for the 4th edition: Takes full account of the current government initiatives on the children's health with particular reference to promoting children's health.L Incorporates a review of the health care needs of school age children, as well as those for the under-fives.L Emphasizes theimportance of parent education and support, language, and the literacy skills.L Reviews behavioural management programmes for parents.L Describes the duties laid on PCTs with regard to education and social services support.L Updated information on nutrition and injury prevention.L New recommendations on screening, in line with those from The National Screening Committee."
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Matthew Cortez, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This publication of the joint working party in the U.K. is a comprehensive approach to community child health advocacy. It has been published and revised since 1989 and the previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a specific plan or blueprint for child health advocacy from a national to a local level. This much needed publication is not specific to any nation. It provides proposals that any pediatrician can use to help plan local public health policy. Specific suggestions for screenings could be easily implemented in the U.S., as they were in the U.K. The authors include an excellent review of public health interventions that had been successful and even ones that were not successful in the past.
Audience: The audience includes healthcare providers for children who are involved in public health advocacy and politicians/public health officials involved in writing and implementing public health policy.
Features: The book covers child healthcare advocacy at almost every level (planning, policy/political advocacy, healthcare screenings for children, etc.). The psychological needs of parents are discussed along with interventions for specific health and psychosocial problems of children. Each chapter has useful tables and a final "Recommendation Table" that summarizes the most important points. The authors have included a website link that updates the ever changing healthcare policy in the U.K. and gives other references and resources not listed in the book.
Assessment: Overall, this is a good reference for those interested in writing and implementing healthcare policies for children. Although it is written from a U.K. standpoint, many of the screening tools and policies could easily be implemented in the U.S. This is a must read for all those pediatricians involved in grass root efforts to help make children healthier and safer.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198570844
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Previously consultant paediatrician, St George s Hospital, London
Sheffield - Links with community and hospital services for children
Academic base, department of general practice
Nationally
President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Recently chair of children s sub-group of National Screening Committee
Chair of Working Parties on child health surveillance (preventative care for children)
Member of National Taskforce for children
Links with DFE(E) on code of practice, SureStart etc
Interest in child disability (including voluntary sector); child mental health; child protection, early intervention. Dr David Elliman is a consultant in child health at St George s hospital, Tooting, NHS immunisation co-ordinator for South London and Diagnostic Technologies & Screening Panel member

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Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition
Acknowledgements
Executive summary of the fourth edition of Health for all children
1 Health for all children? 1
2 Child health promotion - focus on parents 27
3 Promoting child development 53
4 Child health promotion - opportunities for primary prevention 77
5 Health promotion and health care for school-age children and young people 107
6 Secondary prevention: early detection and the role of screening 129
7 Physical examination 145
8 Growth monitoring and nutrition 169
9 Laboratory and radiological screening tests 196
10 Iron deficiency 205
11 Screening for hearing defects 212
12 Screening for vision defects 230
13 Identifying children with developmental and behavioural problems 245
14 Children with disabilities and special educational needs 275
15 Child protection programme 291
16 Children in special circumstances 321
17 Personal Child Health Records and minimum dataset 335
18 The universal programme 345
19 Implementing the programme 367
App Policy framework, legislation, and policy 375
Index 389
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