Section 2. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention >
Part 2. Managing Family Transition >
Chapter 21. Family Discord and DivorceMichael Jellinek
Topics Discussed: child development; child health; divorce; family assessment; marital conflict; psychiatric evaluation; separation or divorce of parents.
Excerpt:"An approach to management of a family with discord is shown in Figure 21-1. Pediatricians should use questionnaires
or ask standardized questions that facilitate recognition of family discord,
domestic violence, and psychosocial dysfunction. Larger group practices
are likely to have so many families in various stages of divorce
that facilitating or leading education or self-help groups, alone
or in conjunction with a mental health professional, can be a highly
valued clinical service to try to prevent either the divorce itself
or the harm of ongoing discord...."
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