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Prioritising Child Health
Practice and Principles

Edited By

Sue Roulstone

ISBN 9780415376341
Published December 21, 2006 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

Prioritisation exists throughout healthcare. Difficult and controversial decisions are frequently made at national, local and service level, as well as on an individual basis. However, attention has generally been focused away from the practitioners and service managers who make day-to-day prioritising decisions in order to manage their workloads and deliver front-line services.

Focusing on child health contexts, Prioritising Child Health opens up the debate on prioritisation by individuals and explores the issues surrounding their decisions. Grounded in the reality of everyday life, it encourages the reader to make their own judgements about how to prioritise. It will appeal to professionals working in child health, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, as well as nurses, doctors and health visitors.  

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction

1. Why write about prioritisation? Sue Roulstone

Part II. Prioritisation in action

2. Katherine

3. James

4. Thomas

5. A day in the life of Children’s Palliative Care Specialist Nurse. Tara Kerr- Elliot and Nicola Eaton

6. Prioritising Paediatric Physiotherapy Services for Children with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties. Elizabeth J. Croot.

7. Triage in Speech and Language Therapy. Caroline Pickstone

8. The Least First Framework. Rosemarie Hayhow

Part III Perspectives from theory

9. Thinking: where to start. Michael Loughlin

10. Professional Judgment and Decision Making. Margaret Miers

11. The view from the "dismal science". Paul Rowlands

12. Prioritisation. An Educationist’s Perspective. Geoff Lindsay

Part IV Reflections on prioritization

13. Some answers questioned. Brian Petheram & Sue Roulstone

14. Conclusions. Sue Roulstone

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