This book offers solutions on how to enhance the normal development of the well child incorporating complementary medicine. The primary care provider is the only healthcare professional to see every child (0-18) and their parent, and can assess the child's health and advise parents on how to provide a healthy environment and important practices to nurture healthy children.
The book provides realistic scenarios encountered by new nurse practitioners in their clinical training. It is structured in a question and answer framework to help practitioners critically think through the best practices to be implemented during the well child visit and develop a plan of action for the family. This book provides assessment and diagnostic criteria and tools and presents common developmental and behavioral issues for each age group. The book promotes the role of professional as advocate by making recommendations for broad social policies to help all children succeed.
Dr. Deborah Kramer has been teaching nursing at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 32 years. She has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1982, and has expertise in primary care, early intervention (0-3 years), individuals with disabilities and in alternative and complementary therapies. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2006. Dr. Kramer is currently Professor of Nursing at College of Mount Saint Vincent Department of Nursing (New-York), where she works clinically with children with special needs. She also evaluates medical needs and develops inclusion programs for children and young adults with developmental disabilities in the community. Her summer camp inclusion program has been replicated by nonprofit organizations in other camp settings. She has an integrated private practice in complementary/alternative therapies. She has presented lectures nationally and internationally on Brain Development in Infants and Children, and on Energy Medicine, and other complementary therapies and published on the topic.
Dr. Kramer's area of research is in burnout in pediatric hematology/oncology staff and she has published some initial findings of her international study. Her Masters of Science in Nursing was earned at Columbia University School of Nursing, and Masters and Doctorate in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Part 1: Preparation for the Well-Child VisitChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Overview of the Well Child VisitChapter 3: Role of DevelopmentChapter 4: Health History and Physical ExamChapter 5: The Primary Care Provider as AdvocateChapter 6: Complementary Medicine Part II: Case StudiesChapter 7: Newborn VisitChapter 8: Two-Week VisitChapter 9: Two-Month VisitChapter 10: Four-Month VisitChapter 11: Six-Month VisitChapter 12: Nine-Month VisitChapter 13: One-Year VisitChapter 14: Eighteen-Month VisitChapter 15: Two-Year VisitChapter 16: Thirty-Month VisitChapter 17: Three-Year VisitChapter 18: Four-Year VisitChapter 19: Five-Year VisitChapter 20: Six-Year VisitChapter 21: Seven-Year VisitChapter 22: Eight-Year VisitChapter 23: Nine-Year VisitChapter 24: Ten-Year VisitChapter 25: Eleven-Year VisitChapter 26: Twelve-Year VisitChapter 27: Thirteen-Year VisitChapter 28: Fourteen-Year VisitChapter 29: Fifteen-Year VisitChapter 30: Sixteen-Year VisitChapter 31: Seventeen-Year VisitChapter 32: Eighteen-Year Visit
Appendix: Anticipatory Guidance for Adolescents