Primary Well-Being: Case Studies for the Growing Child

  • Deborah Kramer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Preparation for the Well-Child Visit

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  3. Case Studies

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About this book


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.




Clinical assessment Parent education Child development Anticipatory guidance Critical clinical decision-making Microbial health Complementary and alternative medicine Gut-brain health Sensory motor integration Cultural sensitivity Enhancing development

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Kramer
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  1. 1.Department of NursingCollege of Mount Saint VincentNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56707-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56708-2
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