Health for All Children / Edition 4

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Since publication of the fourth edition of this highly successful book, there have been a number of Government initiatives and publications on how the health of children can be best protected and promoted. This revised version incorporates updates on the relevance of these initiatives for anyone involved in the care and welfare of children.

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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
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
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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