Feeding problems in children are relatively common, and often resolve themselves with little need for intervention. However, some categories of feeding problem are severe, persistent, and may be life-threatening without skilled involvement by professionals, including medical and surgical intervention. This revised and expanded Second Edition of Feeding Problems in Children deals with these severe and persistent problems, summarising the different kinds of work undertaken with children and their families in a number of countries. It first discusses the theoretical frameworks and perspectives, before moving on to explore clinical and applied research aspects of children's feeding. Finally, a comprehensive Clinical Practice Toolkit has been added to this edition, providing clinical models, checklists, model forms and reports. Featuring contributions from well-known international experts in the field, comprehensive and fully referenced, this book continues to be essential reading for all those practising or training in paediatrics in primary or secondary care, including paediatricians, GPs, gastroenterologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, paediatric nurses, health visitors and allied health professionals. 'Given the multi-cultural composition of today's communities, the decision by Drs Southall and Martin to include a chapter on cultural aspects to feeding was most insightful. This book, with its comprehensive coverage of the issues and a practical Toolkit with examples of materials from a multi-disciplinary practice, makes an essential contribution to the education of frontline clinicians dealing with feeding problems in young children.' - from the Foreword by William B Crist From reviews of the First Edition: 'A detailed guide, extensively referenced' FAMILY MEDICINE 'A useful addition to a hospital library or multi-disciplinary paediatric library' PHYSIOTHERAPY JOURNAL
Table of Contents
PART I: Approaches. PART II: Applications. Interventions with Children who are Tube Fed. PART III: The Toolkit.