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Health for all Children: Revised Fourth Edition [Paperback]

David M B Hall , David Elliman
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7 Sep 2006 0198570848 978-0198570844 New ed of 4 Revised ed
Since publication of the fourth edition of this highly successful book, there have been a number of Government initiatives, reports and policies on how the health of children can best be protected and promoted. This revised fourth edition incorporates recent material on the National Service Framework, 'Every Child Matters', the public health report 'Choosing Health', and the Children Act. It has also been informed by new research on a variety of topics including Sure Start, obesity, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and language acquisition.

Health for all Children 4/e (revised) continues the themes of previous editions, in particular highlighting the growing evidence that behavioural problems and educational failure are not inevitable, and can be prevented. Thus the role of screening for developmental problems, while not ignored, is set in the context of what can be done to promote language development, reading, and enthusiasm for learning.

Changes made to the fourth edition, and continued in this revised edition, include dealing with the health care needs of children of school age as well as pre-school children. It also outlines the needs of special groups of children, including those who are vulnerable or disabled and those living in unusual circumstances. The legislative framework is outlined and hallmarks of good practice described. Promoting children's health is a key focus, with updated information on nutrition and injury prevention, and emphasis on the importance of parent education and support, language, and literacy skills, with a review of behavioural management programmes for parents. It also describes the duties laid on PCTs with regard to education and social services support.

This established and successful book continues to be essential reading for all health professionals who work with children, whether in the community or at the receiving end of referrals. It will also provide vital background knowledge for those charged with the responsibility of planning, commissioning and monitoring. This revised fourth edition provides the most up to date evidence in a rapidly changing field.

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  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New ed of 4 Revised ed edition (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198570848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198570844
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a must read for all those pediatricians involved in grass root efforts to help make children healthier and safer. (Doody's Notes)

About the Author

Professor David Hall is the former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and was recently Chair of children sub-group of National Screening Committee. He is Chair of Working Parties on child health surveillance (preventative care for children), a Member of the National Taskforce for children, and has links with DFE (E) on code of practice, SureStart etc. He is interested in child disability (including the voluntary sector); child mental health; child protection; and early intervention. Dr David Elliman is NHS immunisation co-ordinator for South London, and a member of the Diagnostic Technologies & Screening Panel.

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I bought this book as I am starting my Health Visitor training and thought this would be a good evidence based text for background reading before starting my course. Although I am somewhat disappointed with the revised 4th Edition of Health for All Children. For a start there are MANY typos and words with unnecessary hyphonation. In the introduction the authors advise that as the book was becoming too thick with each edition they added a website for further, detailed information to expand on the book. Consequently the text frequently refers you to their website, which would be great except that my experience of the website was very poor. When you click on the item you want further information for it is in an unsupported file format that could not be identified (not PDF as stated). The main content of the book is good but I feel it lacks depth - supposedly available online. Additionally, points throughout the text refer you to points in other interlinking chapters for further information - problem being the book has only been partially revised so directions are incorrect for example I was directed to a chart on p.151 which I found on p.156. The chapter I am reading at the moment is directing me to Appendix B, then Appendix 2 & 3 - none of which are in this edition of the book! Disappointed on the whole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my review 14 April 2013
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A must for health visitor students, excellent easy to read compact book that sets out why all children deserve the best
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