Child Health for All

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Child Health for All is a comprehensive manual addressing clinical, family, community, and health system aspects of child health aimed at health science students which includes medical, nursing, and allied disciplines. The focus is more specifically on paediatrics and child health within acommunity health approach.

Table of Contents

Child Health - The Big Picture
Child health in contextp. 2
The global context: international child healthp. 6
Children's rights and healthp. 14
Determinants of Child Health
Poverty, social inequality, and child healthp. 22
Environmental influences on child healthp. 31
Psychosocial factors in child healthp. 39
The Normal Child
Physical growth in childhood and adolescencep. 48
Neurodevelopmentp. 59
Psychosocial developmentp. 67
Common functional problemsp. 73
Keeping Children Healthy
Child health promotionp. 82
Adolescent health promotionp. 89
Child health advocacyp. 96
Growth of monitoringp. 106
Infant and child nutritionp. 112
Immunisationp. 125
Oral healthp. 137
Health surveillancep. 144
Making healthy adultsp. 151
Policy in Child Health
Child health policyp. 160
Children and legislation in South Africap. 166
Human resources for child health servicesp. 180
Training for Child Health
Training and retention of professional child health workersp. 190
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)p. 196
Continuing education and training of nursesp. 203
Services for Children
Levels of health care with special reference to childrenp. 208
Perinatal servicesp. 218
Medical genetic services for the care and prevention of birth defectsp. 225
School and creche healthp. 236
Health services for adolescentsp. 244
Mental health services for children and adolescentsp. 251
Support for children: social services and social securityp. 258
The role of the district medical officer working in child healthp. 266
The allied health care teamp. 272
Nursing carep. 281
Community-based child carep. 288
Access to health care services for childrenp. 297
Priority Diseases in Children
Mortality, burden of disease, and cost-effectiveness of interventionsp. 306
Neonatal disordersp. 317
HIV infectionp. 329
Acute respiratory infectionsp. 339
Diarrhoeal diseasep. 347
Vaccine-preventable diseasesp. 359
Malnutritionp. 370
Childhood injuriesp. 384
Malariap. 391
Tuberculosisp. 398
Childhood asthmap. 406
Psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescencep. 418
Parasitic infection of the gutp. 428
Cot deathp. 438
Vulnerable Children
Children in difficult circumstancesp. 446
The abused childp. 455
Orphans and vulnerable childrenp. 467
The child with a disabilityp. 475
The child with a long-term health conditionp. 482
Ethics in Child Health
Ethical issues in child healthp. 490
Death, dying, and palliative carep. 496
Consent and competence in paediatricsp. 503
Measuring Child Health
Basic epidemiologyp. 510
Child health indicatorsp. 523
Audit of child health servicesp. 533
Evidence-based paediatric practicep. 541
Indexp. 548
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