Practical Paediatric Problems In Primary Care

Paperback | April 15, 2007

EditorMichael J Bannon, Yvonne Carter OBE

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General practitioners (GPs) and other members of the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT) play a crucial role in the provision of health care for children. At least 25% of GP consultations are with children, and many of the problems encountered are specific to this population group. However,children do not represent a homogeneous population and several ages of childhood are recognised, each with its unique set of illnesses and problems: the neonate, infant, pre-school child, school age child and the adolescent. Furthermore, both the childhood population and their illnesses change withtime; new illnesses such as HIV have appeared and others, not seen for many years (such as rickets, tuberculosis and congenital rubella syndrome) have returned. Thus a comprehensive knowledge of the varied aspects of child health is needed; recognition of the acutely ill child, developmentalsurveillance, immunisation, treatment of chronic illness, and psycho-social issues. GPs are also increasingly involved in influencing configuration and the commissioning of services at a local level. This textbook provides practical guidance for GPs, GP registrars, practice nurses and health visitors dealing with child health in the 21st century. It undertakes a focused, problem-orientated approach based on the more common childhood problems encountered by GPs. Each chapter includes theessential background theory, but the emphasis is on making the clinical approach relevant and sensitive to primary care. Solutions to clinical scenarios are provided, based upon current, best available evidence. Site and system specific chapters are combined with sections looking at wider issuessuch as ethics and law, multicultural issues, and immunisation.

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General practitioners (GPs) and other members of the Primary Health Care Team (PHCT) play a crucial role in the provision of health care for children. At least 25% of GP consultations are with children, and many of the problems encountered are specific to this population group. However,children do not represent a homogeneous populatio...

Dr Michael Bannon is a paediatrician with an interest in community child health. He has held several consultant posts in England. He has had a continuing interest in education in training and has been BPA tutor, Senior Lecturer, Associate Postgraduate Dean and more recently, Postgraduate Dean in Oxford. Dr Bannon is also an associat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.3 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Michael Bannon and Yvonne Carter: Introduction2. Mark Bloch and Parvis Habibi: Recognition and initial management of the sick child3. Peter Lachman, Fernando Isaza and Jackie Bucknall: Ambulatory paediatrics4. Jeremy Hull: Respiratory problems5. Stephen Marks and Richard Trompeter: Common renal problems6. Richard Nicholl: Neonatal issues in primary care7. Daniel Leff and Peter McDonald: Paediatric surgery8. Andrew Clark: Allergy in childhood9. Pandora Hadfield: Ear, nose and throat problems in childhood10. Mainga Hamaluba and Andrew Pollard: Common infectious diseases of childhood11. Fauzia Khan and Mary Rudolf: Failure to thrive: recognition and management in primary care12. Justine Dempsey: Childhood nutrition for primary care13. Rodney Franklin and Zdenek Slavik: Paediatric cardiology for the primary care physician14. Shubha Allard and Cecil Reid: Paediatric haematology15. Tim Cole and Michael Preece: Height: short and tall stature - when to worry and refer16. Benjamin Jacobs and Deborah Eastwood: Orthopaedic problems17. Helen Goodyear: Dermatology18. Warren Hyer: Gastroenterology problems for primary care19. Sandeep Jayawant: Paediatric neurology20. Ahmed Massoud: Endocrine disorders21. Maria Luscombe, Celia Harding and Michael Bannon: Speech and language disorders and hearing problems22. Ruth Bastable and David Vickers: Protecting children from abuse and neglect23. Gill Adams and Barbara Dulley: Ophthalmology24. Paul Gringras: Autism for primary care25. Doug Simkiss: Child health promotion programme26. Jane Barlow and Angela Underdown: The transition to parenthood: the role of the health visitor27. David Elliman and Helen Bedford: Immunization28. Denise Kendrick: Accidental injuries in childhood29. Dee Dawson: Eating disorders30. John Reilly, Laura Stewart and David Wilson: Childhood obesity in primary care31. Lionel Jacobson and Diane Owen: Adolescence and primary care32. Peter Hill and Jonathan Williams: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder33. Frank Oberklaid and Daryl Efron: Encopresis and enuresis: their management in primary care34. David Foreman: Common psychosocial disorders in children and adolescents: diagnosis and treatment35. Abdul Rashid Gatrad and Aziz Sheikh: Multicultural paediatrics36. David Foreman: Ethical and legal issues in paediatric primary care37. Daniel Kelly: The impact of bereavement on children and young people's welfare and development

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"This book is a valuable companion to many who work in primary care such as health visitors, children community nurses and school nurses."--Durrants