By Carol D. Berkowitz MD FAAP
The reference of selection for pediatricians, pediatric citizens, and scientific scholars, the newly revised and accelerated fifth variation offers transparent, practice-oriented counsel of the middle wisdom in pediatrics. entire assurance of enormous quantities of themes starting from mood tantrums and thumb-sucking to diabetes and kidney disorder make this an amazing reference for college kids, pediatric citizens, pediatric nurse practitioners and nurses. greater than one hundred forty medical chapters evaluation pertinent epidemiology and pathophysiology, then offers concise guidance on what indicators to seem for, what replacement diagnoses to think about, what assessments to reserve, and the way to control your sufferer. Outcomes-centric concentration - chapters open with a case presentation and a listing of focal questions, and shut with the case solution. speedy reference association - signs are grouped by way of physique approach for speedy look-up; head, neck and breathing procedure; cardiovascular procedure; hematologic, genitourinary, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, dermatologic problems. constant solution-oriented structure - Steps via scientific presentation; pathophysiology; differential analysis; assessment; lab checks; administration; and analysis. Illuminating visuals - wonderful figures illustrate sufferer shows and medical methods. an excellent reference for pediatricians, relatives physicians, scientific scholars, citizens, residency software administrators, healthcare professional assistants, pediatric nurse practitioners and nurses. Read more...
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Parents should be asked to participate by acknowledging closure and helping to develop a management plan. Shared decision-making and consumerism are replacing the traditional paternalistic medical model in which physicians decided what should be done and patients accepted the recommendations without question. In this shared decisionmaking model, it is important to assess parental readiness for knowledge (especially in emotionally difficult situations) and keep family resources and limitations in mind.
Barriers to Effective Communication With Children The manner in which adults speak to children is influenced by what they think children can understand. Physicians tend to overestimate the understanding capabilities of younger children and underestimate those of older children. Lack of appreciation for the cognitive sophistication of children may lead to frustration for all involved. Younger children are presented with information they may not be able to comprehend, and older children may feel frustrated because they are being spoken to in a childlike manner.
Shared decision-making and consumerism are replacing the traditional paternalistic medical model in which physicians decided what should be done and patients accepted the recommendations without question. In this shared decisionmaking model, it is important to assess parental readiness for knowledge (especially in emotionally difficult situations) and keep family resources and limitations in mind. Discharge instructions should be minimized, physicians should be specific, and the number of diagnoses, medications, and “as needed” instructions (indications for seeking medical advice such as “return as needed for high fever”) should be limited.
Berkowitz's pediatrics : a primary care approach by Carol D. Berkowitz MD FAAP