Berkowitz's pediatrics : a primary care approach by Carol D. Berkowitz MD FAAP

By Carol D. Berkowitz MD FAAP

The reference of selection for pediatricians, pediatric citizens, and scientific scholars, the newly revised and accelerated fifth version offers transparent, practice-oriented assistance of the center wisdom in pediatrics. finished insurance of 1000s of issues starting from mood tantrums and thumb-sucking to diabetes and kidney disorder make this a great reference for college kids, pediatric citizens, pediatric nurse  Read more...

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The periodic health maintenance visit is at the opposite end of this spectrum. Here the use of broad, open-ended questions is more appropriate; closed-ended questions should be used as needed for clarification. Communication Guidelines Overall principles, applicable regardless of the setting, include interacting with the child and family in a professional yet sensitive and nonjudgmental manner. Common courtesies, such as knocking before entering the room, dressing and behaving in a professional manner, introducing oneself, and addressing parents and children by their preferred names, are always appreciated and welcomed.

Taking a few moments to socialize with families develops a more personal relationship that may allow more open conversation about sensitive and emotional issues. Family-centered care is an approach to health care in which the physician realizes the vital role that families play in ensuring the health and well-being of children. Family-centered–care physicians convey respect for parents’ insight into and understanding of their children’s behavior and needs and actively seek out their observations and incorporate their family preferences into the care plan as much as possible.

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