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Practical Pediatric Dermatology

Author: Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder Pages: 263 Size: 3.18 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319321592

This book presents a selection of controversial issues of practical importance in pediatric dermatology with the aim of enabling the reader to adopt a well-balanced and evidence-based approach to the management of dermatological disorders encountered during childhood. It is not, therefore, structured according to a basic disease classification; rather it addresses a series of dilemmas in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, including inflammatory disorders, tumors, immune and autoimmune disorders. In addition to areas of debate in the management of individual conditions, controversies in the use of particular types of treatment, for example retinoids, cyclosporin, acyclovir, and laser therapy, are considered and relevant psychological aspects are discussed. Practical Pediatric Dermatology will assist pediatricians and dermatologists in decision making during daily clinical practice.

Occupation-centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists, 2nd ed

Author: Sylvia Rodger Pages: 410 Size: 3 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 16 March, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119057758

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children remains the only occupational therapy book which supports the development and implementation of occupation–centred practice with children.  Drawing on the latest occupational therapy theory and research, this new edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes new chapters on occupational transitions for children and young people, assessing children s occupations and participation, intervention within schools, the arts and children s occupational opportunities, as well as using animals to support children s occupational engagement.

Key features:

  • Written by an international expert team of contributors.
  • Each chapter begins with preliminary questions to assist with consideration of current knowledge, and then reflection questions at the conclusion to allow revision of key content in order to support independent learning.
  • Highly practical, with a range of case studies, key point summaries, reflective questions, best practice guidelines, and a range of tools, interventions and techniques to aid applications to practice.
  • A new appendix outlining all the assessments referred to in the book has now been included.

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children is a practical, theoretically grounded and evidence based guide to contemporary occupational therapy practice, and is important reading for all occupational therapy students and therapists wishing to make a real difference to children and their families lives.

Occupation-centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists, 2nd ed.

Author: Sylvia Rodger Pages: 410 Size: 3 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 16 March, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119057758

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children remains the only occupational therapy book which supports the development and implementation of occupation–centred practice with children.  Drawing on the latest occupational therapy theory and research, this new edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes new chapters on occupational transitions for children and young people, assessing children s occupations and participation, intervention within schools, the arts and children s occupational opportunities, as well as using animals to support children s occupational engagement.

Key features:

  • Written by an international expert team of contributors.
  • Each chapter begins with preliminary questions to assist with consideration of current knowledge, and then reflection questions at the conclusion to allow revision of key content in order to support independent learning.
  • Highly practical, with a range of case studies, key point summaries, reflective questions, best practice guidelines, and a range of tools, interventions and techniques to aid applications to practice.
  • A new appendix outlining all the assessments referred to in the book has now been included.

Occupation–Centred Practice with Children is a practical, theoretically grounded and evidence based guide to contemporary occupational therapy practice, and is important reading for all occupational therapy students and therapists wishing to make a real difference to children and their families lives.

Sedentary Behavior and Health

Author: Edited By Weimo Zhu, Neville Owen. Pages: 456 Size: 13.88 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 19 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781492545095

From office jobs and long commutes to passive entertainment like television and video games, humans are sitting more than ever. Though lack of exercise has major health consequences, researchers are now examining the additional and widespread health risk of the simple act of sitting for extended periods. With research from leading scientists, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions presents evidence on sedentary behavior, its apparent health risks, and suggestions on measuring and altering this behavior. The highly respected international author team provides an interdisciplinary review of current research, examining scientific, public health, and broader social questions about the implications of sedentary behavior. These topics include humans` physiological predispositions, exacerbation of current health conditions like obesity and diabetes, and the design and ergonomics of offices and chairs. To examine the many facets of this developing area of study, Sedentary Behavior and Health is divided into five parts:

  • Sedentary Behavior Concepts and Context- reviews the physiology of sedentary behavior, investigating current habits from the perspectives of evolution, industrial engineering, and design.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Health- explores the relationship between sedentary behavior and several major chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and low-back pain.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Sedentary Behavior- explains research methods for understanding and measuring sedentary behavior in order to recognize patterns and design interventions.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Subpopulations- covers issues, risks, and behaviors in groups such as children, working adults, older adults, and minorities.
  • Changing Sedentary Behavior- provides methods and recommendations for improvement with environmental, social, community, worksite, and technology-based interventions.

Included in this groundbreaking text are learning objectives, key concepts, and study questions to focus attention on key issues and reinforce concepts. Reviews of the literature in the field are presented, many with comparisons in table form, to provide the full scope of research. Sidebars throughout the text apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. Inactivity is mismatched with many aspects of humans` genetic makeup. While it is becoming the new norm, the consequences of this behavior are emerging as a public health threat. Sedentary Behavior and Health will serve as a key reference for the rapidly emerging research area of sedentary behavior.

The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy

Author: Edited By Tim Ainslie. Pages: 1,531 Size: 11.11 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 24 August, 2012
eISBN-13: 9780702053030

Two-volume set contains: “The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 1 Assessment” and “The Concise Guide to Physiotherapy: Volume 2 Treatment”. A blend of resources providing an insight into the `non core` areas of practice, enabling the individual to prepare ahead or refresh knowledge in order to feel confident about approaching the assessment of patients in practice areas not previously encountered. Together, both volumes are designed to assist undergraduate physiotherapy students and new graduates in confidently assessing and treating patients in a range of physiotherapy specialties outside of the `core` areas of practice. Areas covered include paediatrics, geriatrics, mental health and rheumatology. Valuable content is easily accessible in a small portable format which will be an invaluable reference during placements or practice. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the philosophy and the specific assessment processes for each of the 17 practice specialties. A wealth of online learning resources are also available with both Volumes, these include access to case studies, multiple-choice questions and a reference list for each chapter. In addition there is a bank of downloadable photographs and line drawings relating to each of the 17 chapters. Both volumes used together will be an indispensable tool for any physiotherapist.

Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice

Author: Edited By Karen A Luker, Gretl A McHugh, Rosamund Bryar. Pages: 309 Size: 1.85 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 22 July, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781119078593

The fourth edition of this seminal text retains its focus on placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working with children, families, individuals and communities. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes and developments in health policy, public health priorities, and health visiting. It considers the public health role of the health visitor, and the important role and responsibilities the health visitor has with safeguarding children to ensure the child has the best possible start in life. Key features:

  • Fully updated throughout, with new content on practice and policy developments
  • Takes into account the challenges and changing role of the health visitor, and the need to ensure that their practice is evidenced-based
  • Includes an additional chapter on working in a multicultural society with a discussion on some of the challenges faced by health visitors
  • Discusses and debates the practice of public health and working with communities
  • Examines the role of the health visitor with safeguarding and child protection, as well as working within a multi-professional team
  • Features case studies and learning activities

Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice is essential reading for student health visitors, public health nurses, and those on community placements, as well as other health practitioners working with and in the community.

Handbook of Child Language Disorders: 2nd Edition

Author: Edited By Richard G. Schwartz. Pages: 675 Size: 5.96 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Psychology Press
Published: 03 February, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781315283531

The acquisition of language is one of the most remarkable human achievements. When language acquisition fails to occur as expected, the impact can be far-reaching, affecting all aspects of the child’s life and the child’s family. Thus, research into the nature, causes, and remediation of children’s language disorders provides important insights into the nature of language acquisition and its underlying bases and leads to innovative clinical approaches to these disorders.

This second edition of the Handbook of Child Language Disorders brings together a distinguished group of clinical and academic researchers who present novel perspectives on researching the nature of language disorders in children. The handbook is divided into five sections: Typology; Bases; Language Contexts; Deficits, Assessment, and Intervention; and Research Methods. Topics addressed include autism, specific language impairment, dyslexia, hearing impairment, and genetic syndromes and their deficits, along with introductions to genetics, speech production and perception, neurobiology, linguistics, cognitive science, and research methods. With its global context, this handbook also includes studies concerning children acquiring more than one language and variations within and across languages.

Thoroughly revised, this edition offers state-of-the-art information in child language disorders together in a single volume for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. It will also serve as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in speech-language pathology, audiology, special education, and neuropsychology, as well as for individuals

Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Reference for Frontline Care Providers

Author: Mary E. Muscari. Pages: 293 Size: 2.27 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: 06 June, 2016
eISBN-13: 9780826120595

Delivers the most comprehensive information available for APNs on dealing with child behavioral and parenting challenge

Front-line nurse practitioners are increasingly required to assess, identify, manage, and refer the complex and often significant childhood behavioral challenges occurring among children and adolescents. This authoritative and comprehensive behavior management reference provides nursing health care providers and students with the evidence-based information and strategies they need to identify and appropriately intervene with such behavioral challenges and to assist parents in dealing appropriately and effectively with their child.

In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the text examines the primary health care professional’s role in screening behavioral issues, identifies a great variety of problems they are likely to encounter, and educates the provider on how to assess difficult and challenging behaviors. Each problem is consistently organized to include a description; assessment: diagnosis; levels of prevention/intervention; primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies for dealing with the behavior; and additional resources. Not only does the book provide a clear indication of when and how to refer the youth to the appropriate mental health professional or other specialist, but delineates strategies for what to do while awaiting referral and how to maintain a primary care role during the psychiatric intervention process. Important legal issues are addressed along with protocols that are accepted by health care and legal agencies. The text also provides an overview of the integration of behavioral health into primary care along with EBP guidelines and parent teaching guides.

Key Features:

  • Provides APNs with the basic foundations to understand, identify, and manage significant behavioral challenges of childhood
  • Examines the primary care health care professional’s role in working with these issues
  • Delivers evidence-based information and strategies for assessment and intervention
  • Provides clear indication of when and how to refer to appropriate mental health professional or other specialist
  • Addresses protocols to follow that are accepted by the health care and legal population

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals, 3rd ed.

Author: Nisha Dogra, Andrew Parkin, Fiona Warner-Gale, Clay Frake. Pages: 330 Size: 8.01 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 21 November, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781784503093

This handbook provides a succinct introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people. The authors explore a range of issues surrounding the emotional needs of young people, showing how specific problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties can be targeted, while also recognising diversity issues and paying particular attention to at-risk groups. This edition is updated to reflect current direction in services, cutting edge approaches to interventions in primary health care, teaching and social service settings, as well as incorporating children’s views on what mental health means to them and the impact of social media. Setting out ways in which young people can be supported by all practitioners in primary care, and covering early years through to late adolescence, the authors have created an invaluable resource for any front-line practitioner working in this area.

Weight Matters for Children: A Complete Guide to Weight, Eating and Fitness

Author: Rachel Pryke ; Forewords By Joe Harvey And Annabel Karmel. Pages: 227 Size: 65.23 MB Format: PDF Publisher: CRC Press Inc
Published: 06 July, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781138031357

This book is for everyone who would like to see healthy children enjoying great food and plenty of activity. A child’s build counts towards far more than physical appearance alone: self-confidence and personal pride, fitness and susceptibility to illness will all stem from a child’s diet. Eating and exercise habits that begin in childhood are likely to last for life and so getting the basics right is one of the best investments a child can have. Weight Matters for Children provides the best and most up-to-date evidence on understanding children’s choices and their motivation, plus a complete summary of childhood nutrition, from additives to vegetables. It ranges from putting a healthy diet into practice, binning barriers to exercise, tackling bullying and low self-esteem, right through to an A to Z of common conditions and illnesses that are related to diet or physical health.