Chronic Illness In Children: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Laura Lucia Hayman, Margaret M. Mahon, J. Rick Turner, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Sep 5, 2002 - Medical - 256 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.

J. Rick Turner, PhD, is an experimental psychologist who has spent 15 years conducting research in the field of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. His research has focused on the effects of stress on the cardiovascular system, and the possible role of stress-induced responses in the development of cardiovascular disease. He has published 50 scientific papers describing his collaborative research, two textbooks, and two previous edited volumes. His authored text entitled Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress: Patterns of Physiological Response (New York: 1994) introduced the research methodology and findings of cardiovascular reactivity research to undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Turner has received research awards from the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the American Psychosomatic society. He is Founding Editor of the Sage Publications Series in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, and a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he works as a Medical Editor in the Pharmaceutical industry.

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