Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics is an easy-to-use and compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The team of specialist contributors and editors have successfully condensed many years of clinical experience into a pocket-sized compendium of clinical problems and treatment options. Taking a child-centred approach to the subject, the book provides comprehensive coverage
of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, along with the treatment of children in the community, the psychological effects of illness on the child and family, child safeguarding, and ethical and legal issues, all in a user-friendly and succinct style. All chapters
have been updated for this new edition, which now includes a new chapter comprehensively covering allergies, with new dedicated chapters on audiology, ophthalmology, and rheumatology. Child safeguarding has been thoroughly revised in line with latest guidance, with a new topic on manslaughter by gross negligence. The practical advice and experience contained within this handbook will be invaluable to all those involved in the care of the younger patient.
“At the top of the front cover, there is an impressive sounding strapline “The comprehensive guide for clinical care of the young patient” and this is no empty boast. The book is a superb tour of paediatrics and goes into many topics in significant depth. Not bad for a handbook!” — Dr Harry Brown,
About the Author
Robert C. Tasker, Professor of Neurology and Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, USA,Carlo L. Acerini, University Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University Clinical School, Cambridge, UK,Edward Holloway, Consultant Paediatrician, Croydon University Hospital,
UK,Asma Shah, Consultant Paediatrician, Lead for Shared Care, Paediatric Oncology, St Richard’s Hospital, Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, UK,Pete Lillitos, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
After undergraduate studies in Cambridge University Robert Tasker undertook his graduate medical education in London and higher professional specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. His first Hospital Consultant post
was in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street. After 7 years he moved back to Cambridge where he is now University Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician specialising in Intensive Care. For the last 9 years he has directed
undergraduate education in paediatrics at the Cambridge University Clinical School, and more recently he has been extensively involved in developing a new undergraduate curriculum and examination in Paediatrics. He is Director of Medical Studies for undergraduates at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is
educational supervisor for higher professional trainees in Paediatrics in his Department.