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Child Health for All takes a broad approach to child health, looking at the variety of factors affecting a child's well-being in the context of a developing country, more particularly South Africa. Child Health for All includes policies regarding community and child health issues, on children's legislation and government social assistance. Information boxes and pull quotes highlight important criteria and 'take-home' points for students, while end-of-chapter summary point boxes assist studentrevision. The fifth edition features an increased focus on the southern African context and is updated with the latest developments in the field of paediatrics.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Child Health: the big picture 1. Child health in context 2. The global context: international child health 3. Children's rights and health Section 2: Determinants of child health 4. Poverty, social inequity and child health 5. Environmental influences on child health 6. Psychological factors in child health Section 3: The normal child 7. Physical growth in childhood and adolescence 8. Neurodevelopment 9. Psychosocial development 10. Common functional problems Section 4: Keeping children healthy 11. Child health promotion 12. Adolescent child health promotion 13. Child health advocacy 14. Growth monitoring 15. Infant and child nutrition 16. Immunisation 17. Oral health 18. Health surveillance 19. Making healthy adults Section 5: Policy in child health 20. Child health policy 21. Children and legislation South Africa 22. Human resources for child health services Section 6: Training for child health 23. Training and retention of professional child health workers 24. Integrated management of childhood illness 25. Continuing education and training of nurses Section 7: Services for children 26. Levels of health care with special reference to children 27. Perinatal services 28. Medical genetic services for the care and prevention of birth defects 29. School and creche health 30. Health services for adolescents 31. Mental health services for children and adolescents 32. Support for children: social services and social security 33. The role of the district medical officer working in child health 34. The allied health care team 35. Nursing care 36. Community-based child care 37. Access to health care services for children Section 8: Priority diseases in children 38. Mortality, burden of disease, and cost-effectiveness of interventions 39. Neonatal disorders 40. HIV infection 41. Acute respiratory infections 42. Diarrhoeal disease 43. Vaccine-preventable disease 44. Malnutrition 45. Childhood injuries 46. Malaria 47. Tuberculosis 48. Childhood asthma 49. Psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence 50. Parasitic infections of the gut 51. Cot death Section 9: Vulnerable children 52. Children in difficult circumstances 53. The abused child 54. Orphans and vulnerable children 55. The child with a disability 56. The child with a long-term health condition Section 10: Ethics in child health 57. Ethical issues in child health 58. Death, dying and palliative care 59. Consent and competence in paediatrics Section 11: Measuring child health 60. Basic epidemiology 61. Child health indicators 62. Audit of child health services 63. Evidence-based paediatric practice