Chronic Illness in Children

Chronic Illness in Children

SKU# 9780826199928

An Evidence Based Approach


  • Laura L. Hayman PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Margaret M. Mahon PhD, CRNP, FAAN
  • J. Rick Turner PhD

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This book provides a research-based discussion of common childhood chronic illnesses and their etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Along with information on specific diseases and conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and arthritis, the book includes chapters on psychosocial management, focusing on family coping, stress on the child, and adherence. This is a rich resource for nurses and other health practitioners looking for an overview of children's chronic illness in an evidence-based context.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 05, 2000
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199928
  • EISBN 9780826197993

Table of Contents 

    Introduction, Laura Hayman, Margaret M. Mahon, and J. Rick Turner
    Part I: Major Chronic Diseases: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Management
  1. Pediatric Asthma, Anne Turner-Henson and Janet Johnston
  2. Type 1 Diabetes, Terri H. Lipman
  3. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Diane Carol Hudson-Barr and Sally A. Lambert
  4. Cancer in Children, Ida M. (Ki) Moore
  5. Cardiovascular Responsivity to Stress and Precllinical Manisfestations of Cardiovascular Disease in Youth, Frank A. Treiber, Harry Davis, and J. Rick Turner

  6. Part II: Related Issues
  7. Family Considerations, Margaret P. Shepard and Margaret M. Mahon
  8. Stress and Coping in Children at Risk for Medical Problems, Romy G. Engel and Barbara G. Melamed
  9. Adherence Research in the Pediatric and Adolescent Populations: A Decade in Review, Patricia V. Burkhart and Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob