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Overview

This popular resource provides the necessary knowledge to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses major issues common to the care of all children with chronic conditions including: the role of the primary care provider; the impact of a chronic condition on the child's development and its impact on the family, school issues, ethical and cultural concerns; managing care coordination; transition to adulthood; and the financial resources needed to support the child. The book also identifies specific chronic conditions found in children that necessitate alterations in standard primary care practices as a result of the chronic condition.

• This is the only book authored by a Nurse Practitioner that focuses on chronic conditions in children.
• Authors and contributors are actively practicing experts on specific conditions.
• Chronic Conditions chapters include boxes with information on Clinical Manifestations at Time of Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, Associated Problems, and more.
• Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all Chronic Conditions chapters review important information.
• A list of resources at the end of the chapters directs the reader to patient materials, national organizations, helpful websites, and additional sources of information.
• A consistent format organizes information according to each condition's: Etiology (including known genetic etiology); Incidence and Prevalence; Clinical Manifestations at Time of Diagnosis; Treatment (including complementary & alternative therapies); Associated Problems; Anticipated Advances in Diagnosis and Management (including advances in knowledge of genetic etiology or treatment); Prognosis; Primary Care Management; Health Care Maintenance; Common Illness Management; Developmental Issues; and Family Concerns and Resources.

• Five new chapters have been added on Care Coordination, Allergies, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mood Disorders, and Tourette's Syndrome & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Expanded material presents more detailed coverage of genetic content and complementary & alternative therapies.
• Completely new design and a new trim size make the information more accessible.
• Completely revised with up-to-date information.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tiffany H. Williams, BSN, MSN, CPNP (South Carolina State University)
Description: This comprehensive and well written book on the care of the child with a chronic condition includes information pertinent for students as well as practitioners. The ending summaries are written such that a busy practitioner can scan quickly, while the chapter content can be read in more detail as indicated.
Purpose: According to the author, the intent is to provide the reader with a review of information necessary to provide comprehensive primary preventive care to the child with a chronic illness. These objectives are well met.
Audience: The book appears to be written for pediatric practitioners in primary care, but it is most useful for those in specialty care, residents and students. The authors are credible authorities in the care of children with chronic illness
Features: The book covers illnesses seen by practitioners from allergies to organ transplantation. The presentation of the extensive information needed to provide preventive care in primary practice for each illness is an outstanding feature. The most unique feature is the concise, yet comprehensive table at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: This book is useful for a student or practitioner in primary care or a specialty area. With updated treatment guidelines, subsequent updates will be needed. I was pleased to see the inclusion of several mental health conditions in this edition.
Mary Lou Korpon
The second edition of this book continues to addressthe special needs of the chronically ill child while providing andintegrating management of everyday health issues. The purpose of thisbook is to provide primary pediatric healthcare providers with theknowledge to provide comprehensive primary care to those children andfamilies with special needs. This book is directed towards primarypediatric healthcare providers and recognizes the pediatric nursepractitioner as well as the pediatrician. The format is designed tohelp the individual practitioner recognize broad issues common to allchronic conditions as well as primary care issues specific to a varietyof conditions. The overall organization of this book coupled withrelatively current references and an appropriate number ofillustrations make it a usable reference. The inclusion of an appendixthat lists and describes the special interest organizations that areavailable to caregivers, children, and families is a valuableaddition. Any healthcare provider working in a subspecialty wouldagree that this book addressing the primary care of chronically illchildren is a must. The book is organized to reflect common concernsof any chronically ill child as well as addressing special conditions. The chapters which deal with the individual conditions are allorganized in the same way and this provides consistency for the generalpediatric practitioner. Primary care issues are well represented andinclude growth and development, other associated problems and commonillness management. This second edition includes new pertinentinformation and would be a valuable addition to libraries, bookstores,individuals, and educational curriculums.
Booknews
The first section contains seven chapters on concepts in primary pediatric care. The remaining 26 chapters provide clear and concise descriptions of selected chronic conditions and their assessment and management, for health care providers seeking to understand the particular challenges these children and their families face. Among the conditions discussed are asthma, bleeding disorders, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cancer, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, phenylketonuria, and prenatal cocaine exposure. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323023641
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/3/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 10.66 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, Director Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT; Clinical Professor, Director, Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing Program, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Lelia Holden Carroll Endowed Professor of Nursing, Boston College of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: Concepts in Primary Pediatric Care
1. The Primary Care Provider and Children with Chronic Conditions
2. Chronic Conditions and Child Development
3. Chronic Conditions and the Family
4. Family Culture and Chronic Conditions
5. School and the Child with a Chronic Condition
6. Ethics and the Child with a Chronic Condition
7. Care Coordination
8. Financing Health Care for Children with Chronic Conditions
9. Transition to Adulthood

PART TWO: Chronic Conditions
10. Allergies
11. Asthma
12. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
13. Autism
14. Bleeding Disorders
15. Bone Marrow Transplant
16. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
17. Cancer
18. Cerebral Palsy
19. Cleft Lip and Palate
20. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
21. Congenital Heart Disease
22. Cystic Fibrosis
23. Diabetes Mellitus (Types I and II)
24. Down Syndrome
25. Epilepsy
26. Fragile X Syndrome
27. Head Injury
28. HIV Infection and AIDS
29. Hydrocephalus
30. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
31. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Sponydyloarthropathy
32. Mood Disorders
33. Myelodysplasia
34. Organ Transplantation
35. Phenylketonuria
36. Prematurity
37. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure
38. Renal Failure, Chronic
39. Sickle Cell Disease
40. Tourette's Syndrome & OCD

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