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Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals provides a guide for addressing the challenges of providing optimal general and routine care for the special needs population. More than just caring for the patients, the text stresses the importance of caring for their families as well.The book begins with chapters on common aspects of this population, including physical or sensory disabilities and developmental and learning disabilities. Subsequent chapters expound on more specific topics related to communication, mobility, emotional issues, quality of life, and end-of-life.Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families is a must-have book for family and pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians, physician assistants and social services professionals who see these patients regularly as part of their daily patient load.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 3–7): Linda L. EddyChapter 2 Common Physical or Sensory Disabilities (pages 9–55): Mary C. SobralskeChapter 3 Common Developmental/Learning Disabilities (pages 57–70): Linda L. EddyChapter 4 Caring for Children with Feeding and Communication Differences (pages 71–85): Lisa LyonsChapter 5 Caring for Children with Mobility Differences (pages 87–96): Jeannine RothChapter 6 Caring for the Child with Special Social and Emotional Needs (pages 97–116): Sheela M. Choppala‐Nestor and Portia RileyChapter 7 Legal and Regulatory Issues (pages 117–132): Ginny Wacker GuidoChapter 8 Use of Theories to Guide Practice (pages 133–148): Linda L. EddyChapter 9 Enhancing Quality of Life for Children with Special Healthcare Needs (pages 149–159): Linda L. EddyChapter 10 Impact on Family and Increasing Family Well‐Being (pages 161–172): Linda L. EddyChapter 11 Public Health and School Health Nursing of Children with Special Healthcare Needs (pages 173–190): Phyllis EideChapter 12 End‐of‐Life Care for Children with Special Needs and their Families (pages 191–219): Janet A. LohanChapter 13 Assessment, and Development of an Interprofessional Plan of Care (pages 221–243): Nancy Lowry and Patricia Shaw
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