The medical specialty of paediatric gastroenterology is focused on problems and disorders within the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas of children from infancy until age eighteen. This inspirational compilation provides information on current research and clinical practice regarding the psychosocial aspects of paediatric gastrointestinal conditions, with contributions from international specialists and experts in the field. The chapters in Part I act as an introduction to understanding gastrointestinal disorders and consider key theoretical aspects and central issues. Part II investigates management and intervention concerns and includes patient narrative, offering unique insights for professional reflection. Part III looks at the unique characteristics of the anatomy and physiology of normal development and the maturation of the digestive system in infants. It also includes a compendium of assessment measures and a highly practical toolkit containing flow charts, clinical interview schedules, handouts and leaflets designed specifically for parents. It offers health professionals, students and trainees a muchneeded multidisciplinary perspective on the psychosocial considerations of children and young people with gastrointestinal disorders and their families. 'The series has a deliberately international focus, which reflects the paediatric psychology community and brings together material that is otherwise unavailable in this form. An inspiring and reliable resource for day-to-day paediatric practice'. From the series introduction by Angela Southall and Clarissa Martin
Series introduction. Foreword. About the editors. List of contributors. Introduction. PART I: Understanding gastrointestinal disorders. Global prevalence and international perspective of paediatric GI disorders. Multidisciplinary team approach and the role of psychologists in gastroenterology services. Cognitive behavioural therapy for abdominal pain. Children with FGID: considerations of family factors (a social learning perspective). Adherence, concordance, compliance and barriers to GI treatments in children. Young people with GI conditions on home parenteral nutrition and their transition to adult services. A bio-psycho-social framework to understand children and young people with GI problems. PART II: Management and intervention. Management of functional constipation in children. Interdisciplinary intervention in adolescents with rumination syndrome. Autism spectrum disorders and gastrointestinal problems: current state of the research and implications for practice. Psychological well-being of children and young people with celiac disease. Disable to enable: morbidity and quality of life challenges in adolescents with Crohn disease. Transition from artificial enteral tube nutrition to oral eating: tube weaning feeding therapy. On learning from the experts. PART III: Tools for clinical practice. Introduction. The development of gastric systems in children. Assessment resources. Constipation in children: flow chart example. Constipation in children: clinical interview. Constipation in children: policy flow chart example. Medication management. Talk about constipation. Understanding Hirschsprung's disease: a guide for parents and carers. Handouts from Chapter 10. Notes on cyclic vomiting syndrome. Functional gastrointestinal disorders: a case example. IP behavioural protocol. Tube weaning feeding therapy. Results of the in-patient intervention and treatment outcomes. Follow-up: School report. CORFLO cuBBy LPGD. CORFLO Max PEG System. CORFLO Farrell Valve. Index.