The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine

The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine : A Guide for Physicians, Parents and Providers

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Since 1989, more than 165,000 children have been adopted by American parents. Every indication suggests that this number will increase in the years to come. Many of these children arrive with complex medical and behavioural problems. These children require specialized medical attention to help them get well and adjust to their new lives and surroundings. The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine presents an overview of the medical and developmental issues that affect internationally adopted children, offering guidelines for families and physicians before, during, and after adoption. Laurie Miller has comprehensively researched these topics and also draws from over fifteen years of experience in international adoption and orphanages throughout the world. This book shows how to advise families prior to an international adoption, how to perform an effective initial screening assessment of the newly arrived child, how to manage common behaviour problems, and how to recognize and manage developmental and other more long-term problems as they emerge. Sections cover such subjects as the risks of prenatal exposures, problems in growth and development, infectious diseases, and other medical conditions such as inherited disorders, uncertain age, and precocious puberty. This information has never been available in one place, making the book an invaluable resource for families and professionals in the field of international adoption.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 175.3 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,043.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 56 line illustrations and 61 black & white photographs
  • 0195176812
  • 9780195176810

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"I strongly recommend this book to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, physicians, and anyone interested in the health and well-being of children adopted from other other countries." --Adoptive Families"In an ambitious effort, Laurie Miller, one of the pioneers of international adoption medicine, takes on a wide range of challenges for international adoptees. The book's content provides sufficient depth and detail for the health care provider and practical advice for adoptive parents...Of all the sections, perhaps the most useful is the last, which addresses attachment, learning, and cultural and identity issues...The book is an excellent resource for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and health care professionals. It fills a gap in the literature and is a welcome and much-needed resource."--New England Journal of Medicine"This is an indispensable resource for physicians who provide care to these children and an important and fascinating read for all child advocates." --Doody's "I strongly recommend this book to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, physicians, and anyone interested in the health and well-being of children adopted from other other countries." --Adoptive Families "In an ambitious effort, Laurie Miller, one of the pioneers of international adoption medicine, takes on a wide range of challenges for international adoptees. The book's content provides sufficient depth and detail for the health care provider and practical advice for adoptive parents...Of all the sections, perhaps the most useful is the last, which addresses attachment, learning, and cultural and identity issues...The book is an excellent resource for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and health care professionals. It fills a gap in the literature and is a welcome and much-needed resource."--New England Journal of Medicine "This is an indispensable resource for physicians who provide care to these children and an important and fascinating read for all child advocates." --Doody's "I strongly recommend this book to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, physicians, and anyone interested in the health and well-being of children adopted from other other countries." --Adoptive Families "In an ambitious effort, Laurie Miller, one of the pioneers of international adoption medicine, takes on a wide range of challenges for international adoptees. The book's content provides sufficient depth and detail for the health care provider and practical advice for adoptive parents...Of all the sections, perhaps the most useful is the last, which addresses attachment, learning, and cultural and identity issues...The book is an excellent resource for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and health care professionals. It fills a gap in the literature and is a welcome and much-needed resource."--New England Journal of Medicine "This is an indispensable resource for physicians who provide care to these children and an important and fascinating read for all child advocates." --Doody's "I strongly recommend this book to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, physicians, and anyone interested in the health and well-being of children adopted from other other countries." --Adoptive Families"In an ambitious effort, Laurie Miller, one of the pioneers of international adoption medicine, takes on a wide range of challenges for international adoptees. The book's content provides sufficient depth and detail for the health care provider and practical advice for adoptive parents...Of all thesections, perhaps the most useful is the last, which addresses attachment, learning, and cultural and identity issues...The book is an excellent resource for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and health care professionals. It fills a gap in the literature and is a welcome and much-neededresource."--New England Journal of Medicine"This is an indispensable resource for physicians who provide care to these children and an important and fascinating read for all child advocates." --Doody'sshow more

Table of contents

1. International adoption medicine; PART I: BEFORE THE ADOPTION; 2. The effects of institutionalization on children; 3. Special regional consideration; 4. Pre-adoption counselling and evaluating the referral; PART II: PRENATAL EXPOSURES; 5. Fetal alcohol syndrome; 6. Prenatal drug exposure; 7. Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking; 8. Effects of stress in early life; PART III: TRAVEL AND TRANSITION; 9. Travel and transition to the adoptive family; PART IV: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; 10. Malnutrition and undernutrition; 11. Micronutrient deficiencies; 12. Microcephaly and early brain injury; 13. Developmental delay; PART V: INFECTIOUS DISEASES; 14. Tuberculosis; 15. Hepatitis B; 16. Hepatitis C; 17. Intestinal parasites and other enteric infections; 18. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); 19. Syphilis; 20. Heliobacter Pylori; 21. Immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases; 22. Unusual and other infectious diseases; PART VI: OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS; 23. Inherited disorders of erythrocytes; 24. Lead and other environmental toxins; 25. Rickets; 26. Uncertain age; 27. Precocious puberty; 28. Lactose intolerance; PART VII: NEUROCOGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES; 29. Attachment; 30. Behavioural and mental disorders; 31. Language; 32. School issues; 33. Dysfunction of sensory integration; 34. Culture and identity; 35. After adoption: unspoken problems; 26. Resourcesshow more

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