Fast Facts on Adolescent Health for Nursing and Health Professionals

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Fast Facts on Adolescent Health for Nursing and Health Professionals

SKU# 9780826171450

A Care Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Judith Herrman PhD, RN, ANEF

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Description 

This latest addition to the "Fast Facts" series, authored by nursing luminary Judith Herrman, is a pithy, authoritative guide to adolescent health designed specifically for nurses at all levels and other health professionals. It is the only book written for health care professionals who work with adolescents in schools, community agencies, neighborhoods, and other settings. It contains abundant resources for best servingóand having a positive impact onóthis population. Designed to provide speedy information retrieval, the guide describes a broad spectrum of health and health care issues particular to adolescents, reviews current data, explores behaviors and risk factors, and addresses nursing implications for treatment. Framed in a positive perspective of adolescence, the book also includes suggestions for working and communicating effectively with teens.

Chapters are consistently organized according to the domain model, a whole-person health model comprising six pillars: physical, intellectual, sexual, spiritual, emotional, and relational. Special features include brief chapters with bullet points; an introduction, clear objectives, and summary in each chapter; Fast Facts in a Nutshell; lists and tables summarizing important information; and references including key resources. The book also includes a special section on chronic illness and complex health issues in teens and covers problems arising from technology use, legal and ethical issues, and marginalization of youth. This is a compact, affordable resource for students and health professionals "on the front lines" alike.

Key Features:

  • Identifies and addresses the key aspects of working with adolescents in an accessible, portable, and user-friendly format
  • Written by a highly respected leader in adolescent nursing
  • Presents a broad spectrum of adolescent health issues in many settings
  • Incorporates current issues related to adolescent health and risk behaviors throughout
  • Includes information on communicating and intervening with teens

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 05, 2014
  • Page Count 216
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171450
  • EISBN 9780826171467

Table of Contents 

Preface

Section I – Overview of Adolescence

Chapter 1. The Wonderful Teen

Chapter 2. The Teen Brain

Chapter 3. Teen and their Health

Chapter 4. Working with Teens

Section II – Adolescent Health Domains

Chapter 5. Physical health and risks

Chapter 6. Intellectual health and risks

Chapter 7. Emotional health and risks

Chapter 8. Spiritual health

Chapter 9. Sexual heath and risks

Chapter 10. Relational health and risks

Section III – Aspects of caring for the adolescent with illness and complex health issues

Chapter 11. Acute and chronic illness

Chapter 12. Technology and teen health

Chapter 13. Ethics, marginalization, and advocacy

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