Medical

Clinician's Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness

Author: Michael J. Light

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 453

View: 285

Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners will welcome this ground-breaking guide to the treatment of children with chronic illnesses. The author explores the full range of health, family, and ethical concerns associated with chronically ill children, including nutrition, developmental issues, rehabilitation, mental health, surgical & orthopedic problems, home care, and abuse & neglect.
Medical

Clinician's Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness

Author: Michael J. Light

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 453

View: 283

Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners will welcome this ground-breaking guide to the treatment of children with chronic illnesses. The author explores the full range of health, family, and ethical concerns associated with chronically ill children, including nutrition, developmental issues, rehabilitation, mental health, surgical & orthopedic problems, home care, and abuse & neglect.
Psychology

Children's Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP)

Author: Bryan D. Carter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 107

Youth with chronic illness, particularly when accompanied by debilitating, painful and/or fatiguing symptoms, face challenges that may prove disruptive to their normal physical, psychological and social developmental trajectories. Derived from six decades of combined experience from authors, Bryan D. Carter, William G. Kronenberger, Eric L. Scott, and Christine E. Brady, The Children's Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) is an interdisciplinary cognitive behavioral and family systems-based treatment program designed to maximize the independent functioning of teens with chronic illness. The CHIRP Clinician Guide is a detailed outline for implementing this manualized treatment protocol over the course of twelve sessions and provides clear guidance as to the philosophy, pragmatics and art of working with this challenging pediatric population. Designed to accompany the CHIRP Teen and Family Workbook, The Clinician Guide equips practitioners with specific assessment measures and the tools needed to establish a collaborative treatment team approach that incorporates the skills of the CHIRP clinician, primary care and specialty physicians, and the various other healthcare (e.g., physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.) and educational professionals critical to the successful management and treatment of these youth.
Psychology

Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools

Author: Allison G. Dempsey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 265

As the rates of chronic health conditions in childhood increase, school-based professionals regularly encounter children with chronic health conditions in the school setting. Students with chronic health conditions often require accommodations, assessment, intervention, and close collaboration with medical providers and families. However, most school-based clinicians (school psychologists, counselors, social workers) responsible for addressing the special needs of these children have no prior experience and have never taken coursework related to common pediatric conditions. Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools is a practical guide for school-based clinicians working with children with chronic health issues. Section I provides a broad overview of school-related issues for working with children with long-term health problems. This includes a review of common medical conditions and terminology and cross-cutting issues related to social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as the role of the school-based professional in collaborating across systems of care. This section also reviews legal and policy issues, as well as alternative educational settings for students with chronic health needs. Section II focuses on prevention, assessment, intervention, and consultations strategies for both individual students and entire school systems. Finally, Section III includes chapters for common groups of medical conditions. Each chapter provides an overview of the condition(s), common school-related concerns, risk and protective factors and cultural considerations, and includes practical strategies, resources, and handouts for the school-based professional. Case examples are used throughout the book to illustrate key concepts and implications for the school setting.
Medical

Clinician's Guide to Holistic Medicine

Author: Robert Arthur Anderson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 421

View: 355

Explains the philosophy of holistic medicine, presenting both conventional and alternative medical approaches. The reference covers health promotion, prevention, and treatment of about 60 of the most common diseases of the American people.
Medical

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Infectious Disease

Author: Donald Janner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 856

The ideal time-saver for busy clinicians, this handy guide delivers a practical "how-to" perspective on diagnosis and treatment for a range of commonly encountered childhood infections—from otitis media, sinusitis, and urinary tract infection...to hepatitis, cervical adenitis, pediatric tuberculosis, pneumonia, catheter infection, and more. Coverage includes clinically essential material on specific drugs, dosages, and drug interactions, a section on accurate interpretation of laboratory tests, and guidelines on infection control in organ transplant recipients. A consistent chapter template allows users to locate needed information quickly. The convenient size makes this an ideal quick-consult at the bedside, in the lab, or in the office.
Medical

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep

Author: Jodi A. Mindell

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 756

Written for busy primary care practitioners, this book is a practical clinical guide to common pediatric sleep disorders and their treatment. Information is organized by specific disorder and by the most frequent presenting complaints. Symptom-based algorithms will enable practitioners to evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise manner. Other features include symptom checklists for specific disorders and chapters on sleep problems in special populations. Appendices provide practical tools for screening for sleep problems, evaluating sleep studies, and counseling families. This edition includes updated ICSD-2 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria and new and revised American Academy of Sleep Medicine Standards of Practice guidelines. Other highlights include new chapters on sleep hygiene and sleep enuresis, updated and expanded chapters on all sleep disorders, and up-to-date information on sleep medications and sleep in special populations. A companion Website will offer parent handouts for each age group and each sleep disorder, as well as screening questionnaires and sleep diaries.
Medical

A Clinician's Guide to Rheumatic Diseases in Children

Author: Thomas J.A. Lehman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 606

In the United States alone, roughly 300,000 children suffer from some form of arthritis or rheumatic disease, and millions more are at risk of developing one of these diseases. In this marvelously down-to-earth guide, Thomas Lehman--the head of one of the leading pediatric rheumatology programs in the world--offers a gold mine of expert advice invaluable for pediatricians who want to become more proficient in understanding, diagnosing, and treating rheumatic disease in children. Dr. Lehman helps pediatricians interpret their patients' complaints and determine whether and what type of medical attention is needed, explaining what symptoms to look for, what questions to ask, what tests to run, and what to expect when treatment begins. Using illustrative anecdotes, this book sheds light on a wide range of rheumatic disorders--including juvenile arthritis, Lyme disease, lupus, Kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome--and it addresses such crucial topics as drug safety, genetic considerations, the potential risks to children posed by medications, the difficulty of family life when a child has a chronic disease, and much more. A Clinician's Guide to Rheumatic Diseases in Children captures the expertise of a dedicated physician with over thirty years of hands-on experience helping children lead normal, happy lives. It will help pediatricians make sure that patients achieve the best possible outcome.
Medical

Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers

Author: Sarah Y. Vinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 657

The purpose of this book is to provide a children’s mental health resource tailored to the needs of physicians working with children. There are currently no such texts, despite the fact that there are patient care, healthcare systems, and workforce factors that indicate a strong need for such a resource. Approximately 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with a mental illness by the age of 18. Additionally, mental health conditions, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are consistently among the most common chronic conditions in pediatric clinical populations. Delays in both diagnosis and treatment increase the morbidity associated with these conditions. These delays expose the child to negative ramifications of his/her illness and can impact rates of poor academic performance, substance use disorders and criminal justice system involvement – potentially impacting long-term life trajectories. Early identification of mental illness and appropriate intervention is critical to the healthy development of youth, though physicians in primary care and pediatrics are seldom trained to detect and treat such illnesses. The importance of recognizing mental illness is reflected in practice guidelines for pediatric primary care providers as well as in how service delivery is being structured, but this does not offer in-depth clinical guidelines. Additionally, integrated care and medical home models include mental health as key components, though yet again physicians are often not trained to work with these models. While clearly indicated clinically, these requirements do not come with significant increases in reimbursement and are added to an already demanding schedule. Increasingly, providers are also expected to use evidence based screening instruments without exposure to this body of literature. Some guidance on using those instruments in context will help them to use those tools more effectively. Finally, primary care providers and even some adult psychiatrists and psychologists are operating in a healthcare system with a severe, nationwide shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental healthcare providers. While a text certainly cannot single-handedly compensate for such a workforce shortage, it could potentially help to mitigate the negative impact on patients by facilitating early identification and treatment in the primary care setting. Additionally, with more effective treatment in pediatric settings, less complex cases may be addressed before specialty care is needed, and the expertise of child and adolescent psychiatrists can be more effectively used for more complex cases. Pediatric Psychiatry in Primary Care is the ultimate resource for clinicians working with children, including pediatricians, family physicians, general psychiatrists, psychologists, early career child psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, school counselors, and all clinical professionals who may encounter children struggling with psychiatric disorders.
Medical

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Author: Roma A. Vasa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 387

View: 398

Over the past decade, significant advances in research methodology have stimulated dramatic progress in the field of child psychiatry in general, and in pediatric anxiety disorders, more specifically. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is a comprehensive and vital addition to the literature at an exciting time in the field of psychiatry. This state-of-the-art reference aims to bridge the most up-to-date research findings with relevant clinical perspectives, making it a unique and essential resource for established clinicians and researchers, as well as for students and trainees. The book is organized into four sections, each of which includes chapters on a specific area of interest. The first section reviews the current research regarding etiological mechanisms of pediatric anxiety. The second section provides in-depth descriptions of the anxiety disorders that affect children and adolescents. The third section summarizes the literature on empirically supported assessment tools and evidence based cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions. Of special practical note, the authors of these chapters have included comprehensive summary tables that can serve as quick reference tools. The final section of the text is dedicated to understanding how anxiety manifests in two special populations, children with chronic medical illnesses and those with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Clinical Guide is an authoritative new volume developed by a renowned collection of clinicians and researchers in the field of childhood anxiety disorders.
Medical

A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine

Author: Kate Steinbeck

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 780

View: 199

This clinical handbook is a valuable resource for any health professional who works with adolescents and young adults, whether in paediatric or adult acute care facilities or in the community. As a handbook it provides ready access to practical, clinically relevant and youth specific information.This clinical handbook fills a clear gap, as most adolescent texts are primarily directed at paediatricians. This handbook extends its scope beyond paediatrics for three important reasons. First, many adolescents are managed by adult trained clinicians who have not had much exposure to or training in adolescent health. Secondly, the important health conditions of adolescents are often the important health conditions in young adults. Thirdly, with increased survival rates in chronic illness over the last two to three decades, it is becoming essential that clinicians in adult health care are able to assess and manage conditions that have their origins in childhood.Each chapter is written by an expert in their field with a highly practical approach. The information is relevant and straightforward, with the aim of enhancing clinical skills.
Medical

Pediatric Sleep Problems

Author: Lisa J. Meltzer

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 243

This book presents highly effective behavioral interventions for common pediatric sleep problems. Includes over 30 handouts for parents and children, all of which can also be downloaded from a supplemental website.
Medical

A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care

Author: Keith J. Slifer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 847

Keith J. Slifer, a pediatric psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explores how adults can help children cope with routine and traumatic medical care. He draws on practice and research to help health care practitioners provide better care for children with chronic conditions and children undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic injury or surgery. By better understanding the behavior, emotions, and developmental challenges of children, health care professionals in practice and in training can solve a range of problems, from getting a distressed child to cooperate with a physical examination or diagnostic test, to teaching a child to adhere to medical self-care. More than 9 million children in the United States regularly visit health care professionals for treatment of chronic or recurrent health conditions. These children experience multiple doctors’ visits, trips to the emergency department, hospital admissions, anesthesia, surgery, medications, needle sticks, wound cleaning, seizures, nausea, vomiting, pain, and fear. While most of these children are developing typically in terms of their intellectual and cognitive functioning, many children with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities also require frequent medical care, and as chronic health conditions increase, so do the chances of having developmental, learning, emotional, and behavioral problems. A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care will benefit health care professionals and children as practitioners aim both to improve medical care and to prevent the children’s behavior from disrupting clinics and distressing and frustrating health care workers and family caregivers. This book is for pediatric psychologists, pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurse specialists, pediatric subspecialists, and students in these fields—and for family members dedicated to helping their children cope with medical procedures and to getting the best possible medical care.
Medical

Clinicians Guide to Substance Abuse

Author: Smith-Seymour

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 526

It’s time to bolster your understanding of substance abuse and treatment *Provides a comprehensive basic introduction to substance abuse/treatment *Includes a discussion of the nature of addiction – which serves as a framework for the entire book *Offers detailed information on management and treatment *Outlines the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction *Delves into treatment issues specific to women, children, families, etc. *Presents valuable information on placement criteria and resources for specialist referral *Covers medical complications The resource you need to incorporate substance abuse treatment into your practice. Hazelden Chronic Illness Series offers clear and relevant information and practical advice on the treatment of chronic illness and related aspects of healthcare. Drawing on over fifty years of clinical experience and research at the Hazelden Foundation, the series provides authoritative coverage of a wide-range of topics critical to healthcare providers, students, and patients. This publishing alliance between Hazelden and McGraw-Hill, the world’s premier publisher of references and career tools for the medical profession, provides the depth and breadth of coverage you would expect when two industry leaders join forces. The HAZELDEN CHRONIC ILLNESS LIBRARY Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality * Clinician’s Guide to Mental Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Holistic Medicine * Clinician’s Guide to the Twelve Step Principles
Medical

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management and Obesity

Author: Sandra Gibson Hassink

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 353

This handy, practical guide provides clinicians with a comprehensive approach to the medical management of overweight children and adolescents. Coverage begins with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and developmental aspects of child and adolescent obesity and a guide to evaluation of obese children. Subsequent chapters address respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, renal, and neurologic complications and comorbid conditions as well as mental health issues, acute obesity-related emergencies, and obesity as part of genetic syndromes. Pathophysiology is linked to clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment, and lifestyle issues are discussed where appropriate. Highlighted boxes and algorithms help clinicians find and digest information quickly.
Medical

Instant Work-ups: A Clinical Guide to Pediatrics E-Book

Author: Theodore X. O'Connell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 653

Instant Workups: Clinical Guide to Pediatrics, by Theodore X. O'Connell, MD, is a portable pocket resource and quick refresher that helps you develop and refine your diagnostic skills. Practical and easy to use, it provides clear workup plans for the most common pediatric conditions, providing you with quick, focused guidance with the flexibility to adapt to each unique patient. Topics are organized alphabetically and cover the signs, symptoms, and abnormal lab readings for each condition. Replace information taken from memory or multiple references with one concise, indispensable book so you can make accurate diagnoses in less time! Covers the most commonly encountered pediatric conditions to provide you with a practical and useful manual for daily practice. Reflects how a patient actually presents with an organization by presenting sign, symptom, or lab abnormality. Includes a brief background discussion on each topic, followed by lists of important related materials (such as medications that may contribute to each condition) and laboratory and/or radiographic tests to be ordered. Describes each diagnostic test so you can refresh or familiarize yourself with the purpose of the test. Provides a sound framework for building a workup with algorithms for each topic.
Medical

Clinician's Guide to Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Author: Mark Richardson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 717

Affecting 20 to 30 % of children under the age of five, sleep disorders can seriously affect a child's health. This authoritative guide illustrates the consequences of sleep disordered breathing and offers a state-of-the-art overview of methods to identify, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in children. Covering the latest research related to the medical and surgical management of disease, high-risk groups, psychosocial effects, and the examination of sleep study results, this source helps practitioners understand normal sleep patterns, recognize common sleep conditions, and implement appropriate care protocols for optimum patient health.
Psychology

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Author: Melinda Edwards

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 925

Living with a chronic illness can have a significant psychological impact on a child and his or her family, and it is essential that this aspect of their care is not overlooked. This book provides a comprehensive guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. Strategies to support children and help them to cope with medical conditions are demonstrated, including cognitive behavioural and systemic approaches, and techniques such as relaxation and motivational interviewing. Case examples from clinical practice are given to illustrate the application of psychological ideas and frameworks to a variety of medical conditions and psychological difficulties. The book also includes a comprehensive resources section of where to look for further information. This will be an essential book for all professionals working with children with medical conditions, including psychologists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, social workers, speech and language therapists, dieticians and play therapists.
Psychology

A Clinician's Guide to Think Good-Feel Good

Author: Paul Stallard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 500

This is a companion guide to Think Good Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Designed for clinicians using the original workbook in their work with children, the book builds upon the workbook materials by offering guidance on all aspects of the therapeutic process and a range of case studies highlighting therapy in action. Topics covered include parent involvement, key cognitive distortions in children, formulations, challenging thoughts, guided discovery and the use of imagery. Also included is a chapter focusing on possible problems in therapy and strategies for overcoming them. To supplement the workbook, the clinician's guide offers further materials and handouts for use in therapy, including psycho-educational materials for children and parents on common problems, such as depression, OCD, PTSD/Trauma and Anxiety
Medical

Pediatric Endocrinology

Author: Sally Radovick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 882

View: 852

A state-of-the-art and concise resource presenting the clinical management of pediatric endocrine diseases and disorders, this third edition of the highly regarded textbook covers the most common and challenging conditions seen by practicing endocrinologists and primary care physicians, including growth, hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, calcium and bone, and reproductive disorders, as well as metabolic syndromes. This expanded third edition includes new topics such as conditions of overgrowth, low bone density and its management, endocrine issues related to sexual identity, mineralocorticoid disorders and endocrine hypertension, and endocrine emergencies. Some existing chapters are expanded to take into account recent advances in the field. Each chapter contains key points, an introductory discussion of the problem, a review of the clinical features that characterize it, the criteria needed to establish a diagnosis, and a comprehensive therapy section delineating the risks and benefits of the best therapeutic options available. New to this edition are concluding sections in each chapter containing relevant case material and multiple choice review questions. Pediatric Endocrinology: A Practical Clinical Guide, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource for all clinicians concerned with the myriad endocrinologic disorders seen in children and adolescents.