Promotion Health Care Transitions
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Promotion Health Care Transitions by Cecily Lynn Betz
Book DescriptionThis accessible book outlines best practice and transition strategies to improve the quality of care for children with special health care needs and disabilities moving from adolescence to adulthood. An estimated 21 per cent of U.S adolescents have special health care needs as a result of improving survival rates for children with chronic illnesses and increasing rates of childhood disability. Each year, approximately 750,000 of these adolescents cross into adulthood, with varying success navigating their way from their paediatric care to adult medical care. The American Academy of Paediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and American Society of Internal Medicine, in alignment with IDEA and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Healthy People 2010 goals, believe that all adolescents with special health care needs should have a written health care transition plan by the age of 14 years. This book provides professionals with comprehensive information about health-care related aspects of transition planning for adolescents with special health care needs and/or disabilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557668608
(254mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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The most comprehensive text available for nurses who specialize in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), this essential book clarifies evidence-based practices and gives readers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to care that meets the individual needs of each person.
Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Cecily Lynn Betz
Presented in A-to-Z format, this book helps you to provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families. It equips you with information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries.
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Author Biography - Cecily Lynn Betz
Dr. Betz has worked with children, adolescents, and families for more than 30 years in a variety of roles as a clinician, educator, administrator, and researcher. She has served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, the official journal of the Society of Pediatric Nursing and Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, since the mid-1980s. She has published extensively on topics pertaining to pediatric nursing, developmental disabilities, and health care transition planning for adolescents with special health care needs. Her textbook Pediatric Nursing Reference (Mosby, 2008) is in its sixth edition; this textbook and others she has authored have been translated into three languages. Dr. Betz has been the principal investigator for a number of extramurally funded federal and state grants and has served on a number of regional, state-level, and national professional committees representing the interests of pediatric nurses and adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities. She also served as one of the organizers and founding members of the Society of Pediatric Nursing, a national pediatric nursing association founded nearly 2 decades ago. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing of the American Nurses Association and was formerly the Chair of the Child and Family Expert Panel. In 2008, Dr. Betz received the Margaret S. Miles Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses for her service and contribution to pediatric nursing. Dr. Nehring joined East Tennessee State University in 2009. Previously, she held administrative and faculty positions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University. She received her doctorate in nursing science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her mastera s degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her bachelora s degree in nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr. Nehring is nationally and internationally known in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. She wrote one of the only history books on nursing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. She and her colleagues revised the Scope and Standards of Practice in this specialty in 2004 for American Nurses Publishing and the American Association on Mental Retardation. Dr. Nehring is also the editor of a core curriculum for nurses and health professionals specializing in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (Jones & Bartlett, 2005), an evidence-based practice book on specific health promotion topics and the research that was conducted on these topics with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (American Association on Mental Retardation, 2005). She also co-edited a book with Cecily L. Betz on the health concerns of adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities making the transition into adulthood (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007). She has written, presented, and consulted widely on this nursing specialty, as well as received internal and external funding for her research on people with Down syndrome and neural tube defects. Dr. Nehring is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). In 2009, she received the Leadership Award from the AAIDD. "
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