Chronic illness in children: an evidence-based approach

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Springer Pub. Co., Sep 5, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 241 pages
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This book provides a research-based discussion of common childhood chronic illnesses and their etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Along with information on specific diseases and conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and arthritis, are chapters on psychosocial management, focusing on family coping, stress on the child, and adherence. This is a rich resource for nurses and other health practitioners looking for an overview of children's chronic illness in an evidence-based context.

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Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor in the Division of Nursing, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University and Adjunct Professor, Integrative and Behavioral Cardiovascular Health Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Dr. Hayman received her MSN in Nursing of Children and PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty (in Nursing and later Medicine) for nearly 20 years, and served as Chair of the Nursing of Children Division. Following this, she was the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and includes a twelve-year study of genetic and environmental determinants of risk factors for CVD in twins as they advance through childhood and adolescence. Dr. Hayman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She has co-edited five previous books and has served on numerous expert panels and editorial boards, including (currently)" American Journal of Health Behavior, MCN: The Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Margaret M. Mahon, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, End-of-Life Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mahon's major research has focused on children's concepts of death, bereaved siblings, and bereaved parents' experiences and responses. Her clinical experience with children and families include advanced practice nursing roles in pediatric trauma, intensive care, and chronic illness. Dr. Mahon has worked with bereaved children and families in hospital, hospice, home, school, and other community settings. She hosts the "Kid's Corner" radio program designed to provide parents, teachers, and children with information and counsel on issues in child and family health care. Dr. Mahon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

J. Rick Turner, PhD, is Chairman of the Department of Clinical Research at Campbell University School of Pharmacy in Morrisville, North Carolina. A Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, his areas of interest include cardiovascular behavioral medicine, drug development, and clinical submissions. Dr. Turner has authored several books as well as more than fifty articles in professional journals, and he received a Commit to Product Development Award from GlaxoSmithKline in 2005.

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