Family Support in Community Pediatrics: Confronting New Challenges
Written by a pediatrician for pediatric clinicians on the front line in response to the ever increasing obligations they acquire for the well being of children, this book focuses on the potential of health care to impact the social morbidities that affect children's health. Dr. Rushton does not suggest that child health practitioners must do more, but rather they must reorient their efforts in order to achieve optimal outcomes for children. As specialists in child health, pediatric clinicians have skills they can utilize to ensure better outcomes for children, but doing so will require a reorganization of health supervision and the establishment of links with other social services.
Group visits, psychosocial screening, school health, public-private partnerships, home visitation, parent-child centers, and use of auxiliary anticipatory guidance specialists are all tools described in the development of a coordinated, community-based, family-centered approach to pediatric health care supervision. This is a book for private practitioners, community health professionals, academicians who support them, and all those others who want to ensure that our children are nurtured by the child health care system. The crux of this book is to provide a template for thoughtful consideration by the thousands of pediatric providers who care deeply about their profession.
What people are saying - Write a review
Pediatric Health Supervision Does Not Meet the Health Care Needs of Todays Children
Introduction The Role of Health Care Providers in Family Support
Is There a Role for Pediatrics in Family Support?
Asking Pediatric Clinicians Their Opinions about Family Support
Contextual Pediatrics Providing FamilyCentered CommunityBased Coordinated Care
Principles of Family Support for Pediatric Health Care
Group Visits on the West Coast Supporting Families Holistically
PublicPrivate Partnerships Pooling Resources in South Carolina and Virginia
Cooperating in Vermont to Create the Healthy Babies Program
Negotiating with the Community Pediatrics in Greenwood South Carolina
21 Experimenting with Psychosocial Screening
Putting It All Together Family Support in Private Practice
Best Practices in Pediatric Family Support Comments from Practitioners in the Field
Development Relevance in the Support Pediatricians Provide to Families
Introduction Specific Examples of Efforts to Support Families
Innovation in Health Care Supervision
Inspiration in Hawaii
In Search of the Pediatricians Role in Home Visitation ParentChild Centers and Family Resource Centers in North Carolina
Healthy Steps From Allentown to Garden City