A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care: An Applied Behavioral Approach

A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care: An Applied Behavioral Approach

By: Keith J. Slifer (author)Paperback

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Keith J. Slifer, a pediatric psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explores how adults can help children cope with routine and traumatic medical care. He draws on practice and research to help health care practitioners provide better care for children with chronic conditions and children undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic injury or surgery. By better understanding the behavior, emotions, and developmental challenges of children, health care professionals in practice and in training can solve a range of problems, from getting a distressed child to cooperate with a physical examination or diagnostic test, to teaching a child to adhere to medical self-care. More than 9 million children in the United States regularly visit health care professionals for treatment of chronic or recurrent health conditions. These children experience multiple doctors' visits, trips to the emergency department, hospital admissions, anesthesia, surgery, medications, needle sticks, wound cleaning, seizures, nausea, vomiting, pain, and fear. While most of these children are developing typically in terms of their intellectual and cognitive functioning, many children with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities also require frequent medical care, and as chronic health conditions increase, so do the chances of having developmental, learning, emotional, and behavioral problems. A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care will benefit health care professionals and children as practitioners aim both to improve medical care and to prevent the children's behavior from disrupting clinics and distressing and frustrating health care workers and family caregivers. This book is for pediatric psychologists, pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, physician's assistants, nurse specialists, pediatric subspecialists, and students in these fields-and for family members dedicated to helping their children cope with medical procedures and to getting the best possible medical care.

About Author

Keith J. Slifer, Ph.D., is the director of the Pediatric Psychology Clinic and Consultation Service at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Contents

Preface1. A Child's Experience of Medical Settings and Health Care2. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Principles3. Parent-Child Interactions in Medical Situations4. Fundamentals of General Behavior Management for Parents and Other Caregivers5. Helping Young, Developmentally Delayed, and Highly Anxious Children Cooperate with Routine Physical Examinations6. Helping Children, Parents, and Medical Caregivers Cope with Child Distress and Discomfort during Immunizations7. Cooperation and Motion Control for Diagnostic Tests and Treatments8. Cooperation with Vision and Hearing Tests and Treatments9. Cooperation and Adherence with Breathing Treatments and Respiratory Assistance Technology10. Teaching Children to Swallow Pills and Capsules11. Adherence with Oral Medication and Other Medical Self-Care12. Teaching Children with Chronic Medical Conditions to Cope with Repeated Needle Sticks and Other Painful ProceduresIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781421411125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781421411125
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1421411121

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