Prioritising Child Health

by Roulstone

Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: Saturday, December 30, 2006
Number of Pages: 136
ISBN: 0415376343


Book Summary:

This book targets professionals working in child health, particularly those in non-acute settings such as allied health professionals (speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists) and nurses (particularly health visitors). The target audience is for both front-line practitioners who are facing workload management decisions and also therapy/nursing managers who must make service level decisions about priorities within their service. Although aimed primarily at the UK market, it will be of interest to countries such as Australia and New Zealand that have similar healthcare services. In terms of continuing professional development and higher education, the book is aimed at post-qualifying professionals who are seeking to develop their practice. It would form a core book for masters courses for health professionals (including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologist and nurses) which focus on aspects of managing child health services, delivering healthcare in child health settings. Those institutions which include Faculties of Health and Social Care will all run courses of relevance to this book, for example, University of Plymouth, University of West of England, Leeds, Salford. London to name a few. Although targeting child health primarily, it is likely that the book will also be of interest to those working in social care settings The overall aims of the book are To illustrate prioritization in practice at different stages in the process of client management To review the process of prioritization from a range of theoretical viewpoints relevant to the practice of prioritization in order to provide a basis for informed and accountable decision-making To identify principles of good practice for the child health practitioner.


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