Health For All Children: Revised Fourth Edition by David M B Hall

Health For All Children: Revised Fourth Edition

byDavid M B Hall, David Elliman

Paperback | September 7, 2006

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Since publication of the fourth edition of this highly successful book, there have been a number of Government initiatives, reports and policies on how the health of children can best be protected and promoted. This revised fourth edition incorporates recent material on the National ServiceFramework, 'Every Child Matters', the public health report 'Choosing Health', and the Children Act. It has also been informed by new research on a variety of topics including Sure Start, obesity, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and language acquisition. Health for all Children 4/e (revised) continues the themes of previous editions, in particular highlighting the growing evidence that behavioural problems and educational failure are not inevitable, and can be prevented. Thus the role of screening for developmental problems, while not ignored, isset in the context of what can be done to promote language development, reading, and enthusiasm for learning. Changes made to the fourth edition, and continued in this revised edition, include dealing with the health care needs of children of school age as well as pre-school children. It also outlines the needs of special groups of children, including those who are vulnerable or disabled and those livingin unusual circumstances. The legislative framework is outlined and hallmarks of good practice described. Promoting children's health is a key focus, with updated information on nutrition and injury prevention, and emphasis on the importance of parent education and support, language, and literacyskills, with a review of behavioural management programmes for parents. It also describes the duties laid on PCTs with regard to education and social services support. This established and successful book continues to 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. This revised fourth edition provides the most up to date evidence in a rapidly changing field.

About The Author

Professor David Hall is the former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and was recently Chair of children sub-group of National Screening Committee. He is Chair of Working Parties on child health surveillance (preventative care for children), a Member of the National Taskforce for children, and has links w...

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Title:Health For All Children: Revised Fourth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:September 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198570848

ISBN - 13:9780198570844

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Table of Contents

1. Health for all children2. Health promotion focus on parents3. Promoting child development4. Child health promotion - opportunities for primary prevention5. Health promotion and health care for school aged children and young people6. Secondary prevention: early detection and the role of screening7. Physical examination8. Growth monitoring and nutrition9. Laboratory and radiological screening tests10. Iron deficiency11. Screening for hearing defects12. Screening for vision defects13. Identifying children with developmental and behavioural problems14. Children with disabilities and special education needs15. Child protection programme16. Children in special circumstances17. Personal child health records and minimum dataset18. The universal programme19. Implementing the programme

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"This is a must read for all those pediatricians involved in grass root efforts to help make children healthier and safer."--Doody's