The Child Surveillance Handbook 3rd edition

Author: David Hall


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  • ISBN: 9781846191091
  • Author: David Hall
  • Publ Date: 2009-03-25
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 16412

Table of Contents :

Contents: Child health promotion programmes * Communication and consultation * Mental health, temperament and behaviour * Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children * Targeting services to specific needs * Nutrition * Growth * Prevention of infectious diseases * Screening, surveillance, monitoring and assessment * Birth to 6 months * 6 to 12 months * 1 to 2 years * 2 to 5 years * Common behavioural and management problems * Families and children with special needs * Appendices


Previous editions of the Handbook have built its reputation as the definitive guide to using child surveillance to promote the health welfare and life chances of children. This new edition remains as authoritative as ever whilst encompassing recent developments in the field. Child surveillance programmes formerly centred on detecting potentially disabling abnormalities and the new edition still reflects this important goal. However it is increasingly recognised that disadvantage educational failure and wasted lives are often due not to medical or biological disorders but adverse social and economic circumstances and the mental health problems that accompany them. This Third Edition reflects professionals' increasing enthusiasm for applying this knowledge in new approaches to intervention. The book has therefore been extensively revised including much completely new material to incorporate new research and evolving Government policy. It remains the essential child surveillance reference for GPs general practice trainees primary care nurses health visitors paediatricians and child mental health staff. From reviews of previous editions: I would recommend this handbook to all primary health care staff.' JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY NURSING 'An essential reference book.' GP 'A well laid-out helpful guide.' NURSING STANDARD 'Should be within easy reach of every baby clinic.' FAMILY MEDICINE


I would recommend this handbook to all primary health care staff.' JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY NURSING'An essential reference book.' GP'A well laid-out, helpful guide.' NURSING STANDARD'Should be within easy reach of every baby clinic.' FAMILY MEDICINE

Author Biography:

Respectively Emeritus Professor of Community Paediatrics, University of Sheffield, and Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town; Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Barnet, Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, London, and Honorary Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London; Consultant in Community Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.


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