"How Many More Questions?": Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children

Paperback | November 5, 2012

byRochelle Caplan, Brenda Bursch

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How Many More Questions?: Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts. The book then guides the reader in how to effectivelyelicit information about sensitive and stressful topics from young children, such as their emotions, difficulties, problems, worries, and illness. Seventeen exquisitely written chapters that include twelve developmental guidelines, techniques, case examples, and illustrative dialogues provide thereader with the tools needed to address specific communication challenges involved in speaking with young children who have pain, medical trauma, terminal illness, or specific disorders like epilepsy. How Many More Questions? is useful for pediatric professionals who strive to acquire exceptional clinical interviewing skills and who no longer wish to hear children say, "When are we done?" The wide range of medical and non-medical professionals who work with young ill children, such aspediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, child life specialists, as well as interested parents will use this book as a reference guide.

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How Many More Questions?: Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts. The book then guides the reader in how to effectivelyelicit information about sensitive and stres...

Rochelle Caplan, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Directed the UCLA Pediatric Neuropsychiatry clinical program for twenty years. She completed her medical studies at the Jerusalem University Hadassah Medical School and her training in adult and child psychiatry at the Tel-Aviv University ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199843821

ISBN - 13:9780199843824

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Table of Contents

Introduction and overviewPart I Interview basics1. Developmental guidelinesPart II Application of developmental guidelines: Assessment of emotions/behaviors in pediatric illness2. Overview3. Mood including anger and irritability4. Fears and anxiety5. Attention6. Aggression7. Insight, judgment, and reality testing8. Somatization9. Symptoms associated with autistic spectrumPart III Application of the developmental guidelines: A comprehensive assessment of pediatric epilepsy10. Overview11. Biological aspects of pediatric epilepsy12. Psychosocial impact of pediatric epilepsyPart IV Application of the developmental guidelines: Specific communication challenges in young ill children13. Overview14. Pediatric pain15. Pediatric iatrogenic trauma symptoms16. Pediatric terminal illnessPart V Brief review and next steps17. "Guess what? We are done. You are such a good talker and did such a great job!"