The child surveillance handbook by David Hall, Jonathan Williams, David Elliman

By David Hall, Jonathan Williams, David Elliman

Past versions of "The baby Surveillance instruction manual" have outfitted its recognition because the crucial reference advisor for GPs, health and wellbeing viewers and different participants of the healthcare staff in fundamental care. Now completely revised and up to date, this re-creation continues to be the authoritative advisor to baby surveillance - selling the wellbeing and fitness, welfare and lifestyles possibilities of childrens.

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Use peer groups. Many young or disadvantaged parents relate more easily to peers in similar social circumstances than to health professionals, who are inevitably more middle class in their orientation. Organisations like Newpin enable parents to share experiences and provide mutual support, which may promote better child rearing and reduce the risks of neglect and abuse. Social support People with worries or problems often refer to a relative, colleague or friend as being ‘supportive’, yet support is a difficult concept to define, study and measure, particularly when it is provided by professionals.

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Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000. isbn=0309069882 (accessed 13 November 2008). 3 Blair M, Hall D. From health surveillance to health promotion: the changing focus in preventive children’s services. Arch Dis Child. 2006; 91: 730–5. 4 Caspi A, Sugden K, Moffat TE, et al. Influence of life stress on depression: moderation by a polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene. Science. 2003; 301: 386–9. 5 Crofts DJ, Bowns IR, Williams TS, et al. Hitting the target: equitable distribution of health visitors across case loads.

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