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Child Health for All offers a comprehensive, up-to date and accessible introduction to population child health for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various health science disciplines. The text addresses a broad scope of content, including environmental- policy and law-, health system-, clinical-, family-, and community aspects of public health, and offers effective strategies for the promotion, protection and improvement of children’s health. Engaging with current global plans and strategies, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Survive, Thrive and Transform strategy, the text discusses strategies for the promotive, preventive and service delivery aspects of healthcare. The work addresses the multiple dimensions and
determinants of health, covering all stages of the child's life course from pre-conception to late adolescence, and considers responses to the health needs of children by the health and associated social sectors. Presenting a critical appraisal of issues and challenges common to many low- and middle-income contexts, and drawing in detail on South African conditions and influences, policy and regulatory frameworks, health services infrastructure and health system considerations, the text has wide application to the realities of the southern African and similar regions.

Child Health for All offers a comprehensive, up-to date and accessible introduction to population child health for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various health science disciplines. The text addresses a broad scope of content, including environmental- policy and law-, health system-, clinical-, family-, and community aspects of public health, and offers effective strategies for the promotion, protection and improvement of children’s health. Engaging with current global plans and strategies, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Survive, Thrive and Transform strategy, the text discusses strategies for the promotive, preventive and service delivery aspects of healthcare. The work addresses the multiple dimensions and
determinants of health, covering all stages of the child's life course from pre-conception to late adolescence, and considers responses to the health needs of children by the health and associated social sectors. Presenting a critical appraisal of issues and challenges common to many low- and middle-income contexts, and drawing in detail on South African conditions and influences, policy and regulatory frameworks, health services infrastructure and health system considerations, the text has wide application to the realities of the southern African and similar regions.

Features

  • The text discusses child health aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals and other global trends in health.
  • The fourth edition offers updated population health perspectives on priority conditions such as malnutrition, diarrhoea, childhood injuries, behaviour problems and allergic conditions, as well as current data relating to the state of children’
  • s health in South Africa.
  • The text includes revised discussion of critical aspects of health promotion and prevention in childhood, such as immunisation, nutrition and early childhood development.
  • The revised fourth edition offers perspectives on all aspects of health systems (e.g. drugs and medical supplies, financing, leadership and governance), and includes discussion of an expanded array of health services topics including emergency care, private health and surgical services for children.

Part 1 Child Health: the big picture
1Child health in context
2The global context: international child health
3Children's rights and health
Part 2 Determinants of child health
4Poverty, social inequity and child health
5Environmental influences on child health
6Psychological factors in child health
Part 3 The normal child
7Physical growth in childhood and adolescence
8Neurodevelopment
9Psychosocial development
10Common functional problems
Part 4 Keeping children healthy
11Child health promotion
12Adolescent child health promotion
13Child health advocacy
14Growth monitoring
15Infant and child nutrition
16Immunisation
17Oral health
18Health surveillance
19Making healthy adults
Part 5 Policy in child health
20Child health policy
21Child legislation
22Human resources for child health services
Part 6 Training for child health
23Training and retention of professional child health workers
24Integrated management of childhood illness
25Continuing education and training of nurses
Part 7 Services for children
26Levels of health care with special reference to children
27Perinatal services
28Medical genetic services for the care and prevention of birth defects
29School and crèche health
30Health services for adolescents
31Mental health services for children and adolescents
32Support for children: social services and social security
33The role of the district medical officer working in child health
34The allied health care team
35Nursing care
36Community-based child care
37Access to health care services for children
Part 8 Priority diseases in children
38Mortality, burden of disease, and cost-effectiveness of interventions
39Neonatal disorders
40HIV infection
41Acute respiratory infections
42Diarrhoeal disease
43Vaccine-preventable disease
44Malnutrition
45Childhood injuries
46Malaria
47Tuberculosis
48Childhood asthma
49Psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence
50Parasitic infections of the gut
51Cot death Part 9 Vulnerable children
52Children in difficult circumstances
53The abused child
54Orphans and vulnerable children
55The child with a disability
56The child with a long-term health condition
Part 10 Ethics in child health
57Ethical issues in child health
58Death, dying and palliative care
59Consent and capacity in paediatrics
Part 11 Measuring child health
60Basic epidemiology
61Child health indicators
62Audit of child health services
63Evidence-based paediatric practice 384 PAGES
  • Child Health for All: A Manual for southern Africa, 6e ePub



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