A Clinical Handbook In Adolescent Medicine: A Guide For Health Professionals Who Work With Adolescents And Young Adults, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814374040
  • ISBN-13: 9789814374040
  • DDC: 616.00835
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 780 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This clinical handbook is a valuable resource for any health professional who works with adolescents and young adults, whether in paediatric or adult acute care facilities or in the community. As a handbook it provides ready access to practical, clinically relevant and youth specific information.This clinical handbook fills a clear gap, as most adolescent texts are primarily directed at paediatricians. This handbook extends its scope beyond paediatrics for three important reasons. First, many adolescents are managed by adult trained clinicians who have not had much exposure to or training in adolescent health. Secondly, the important health conditions of adolescents are often the important health conditions in young adults. Thirdly, with increased survival rates in chronic illness over the last two to three decades, it is becoming essential that clinicians in adult health care are able to assess and manage conditions that have their origins in childhood.Each chapter is written by an expert in their field with a highly practical approach. The information is relevant and straightforward, with the aim of enhancing clinical skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Normal Physical Development and Growth at Puberty.
2: The Normal Development of the Adolescent Brain.
3: Normal Psychosocial Development in Adolescence.
4: Body Image Issues in Adolescents.
5: Communicating with Adolescents.
6: Consent and Confidentiality.
7: Communicating with Parents and Carers.
8: Communicating Electronically with Adolescents.
9: Education Issues.
10: Adolescents and Young Adults in Adult Hospitals.
11: Self-Management in Chronic Illness; Promoting Therapy Adherence.
12: Complex Medicopsychosocial Conditions: Chronic and Functional Disorders.
13: Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care in Chronic Illness.
14: Resilience.
15: Alcohol and Other Drugs.
16: Unintentional Injuries among Adolescents and Young Adults.
17: Rural and Remote Australian Adolescent Health Issues.
18: Important Medical and Mental Health Issues for Incarcerated and Homeless Youth.
19: The Dying Adolescent.
20: Disorders of Puberty.
21: The Deaf Adolescent.
22: The Adolescent and Young Adult with Intellectual Disability and Complex Health Needs.
23: Key Issues in Adolescent Obesity.
24: Adolescents with Eating Disorders.
25: Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
26: Physical Activity and Sports Medicine.
27: Depression and Anxiety.
28: Assessment and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders in Adolescence.
29: Suicide and Self-Harm.
30: Mental Health in Young People with Intellectual Disability and Autism.
31: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Adolescents.
32: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
33: Immunisation and Infectious Diseases.
34: Respiratory Disorders in Adolescence.
35: Common Adolescent Endocrine Disorders.
36: Diabetes during Adolescence.
37: Adolescent Bone Health.
38: Common Neurological Disorders.
39: Common Gastrointestinal Disorders of Adolescence.
40: Common Dermatological Problems in Adolescents.
41: Common Haematological Conditions in Adolescence.
42: Allergic and Immunological Disorders in Adolescence.
43: Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults.
44: Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Therapy.
45: Common Cardiology Problems in Adolescence.
46: Adolescent Renal Medicine.
47: Common Rheumatological Conditions in Adolescence.
48: Genetics and Adolescents.
49: Urological Problems in Adolescence.
50: Common Gynaecological Problems in Adolescence.
51: The Andrology of Adolescence.
52: Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Atherosclerosis.