Section 2. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention >
Part 1. Health Maintenance Issues >
Chapter 10. Well-Child CareJudith S. Shaw and Judith S. Palfrey
Topics Discussed: continuity of patient care; health maintenance; health promotion; health promotion and disease prevention; preventive medicine; well child.
Sections: Health Supervision Guidelines, Conducting a Health Supervision Visit, Health Supervision in the Office Practice, References.
Excerpt:"Health supervision visits, the cornerstone
of primary care pediatrics, provide health care professionals the
opportunity to promote the optimal health and well-being of children
and their families in the communities in which they live. The value
of contributing to and influencing the developmental trajectory
of a child cannot be overstated. Through promoting children's
health, nurturing their growth, anticipating their needs, and guiding
their families, the health care professional supports and contributes
to the healthy and positive development of children...."
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