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The Newborn as a Person. Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide

  • ID: 2216908
  • Book
  • January 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A celebration of the individuality of every infant, preparing pediatric professionals and educators to support parents immediately in the newborn period

R ecent advances in the fields of psychology and psychiatry support the perspective that infants are not, as it was once thought, passive recipients of sensory stimulation, but are instead competent and unique individuals, ready to interact with their caregivers from the very beginning of life.

Built on T. Berry Brazelton′s standard–setting work on the individuality of infants, The Newborn as a Person: Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide is a landmark, family–centered volume providing professionals with practical guidance to support families immediately in the newborn period.

Coedited by a team of experts in the field of child psychology, public health, and pediatrics, this insightful reference collects reports from internationally renowned researchers and clinicians on different aspects of infant development. It thoroughly prepares professionals in psychology, psychiatry, public health, and pediatric medicine, as well as early childhood educators, with information that will aid in guiding and informing parents in their relationship with their newborn.

The Newborn as a Person features:

  • Contributions from early childhood experts from a variety of disciplines, including: T. Berry Brazelton, Rachel Keen, John Kennell, Daniel Stern, Nadia Bruschweiler–Stern, Ed Tronick, Sara Harkness, and many others

  • International perspectives on current research, early intervention, and training

  • Information on state–of–the–art research and how that is influencing practice with infants and their families

  • Thorough coverage of the relationship between newborn behavior and later developmental outcomes

  • Recommendations on the role of the pediatrician in hospital newborn care

  • Discussion of the challenges for improving treatment of infants and their families in the twenty–first century

The Newborn as a Person is grounded in a passionate commitment to giving children and their families the best possible start in life and is an essential reference for mental health professionals who work with children as well as pediatricians, educators, and academic researchers.

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Part I. Looking Back.

Chapter 1. The Discovery of the Human Newborn: A Brief History (J. Kevin Nugent, PhD).

Part II. Contemporary Research And Practice: International Perspectives Research on Newborn Behavior and Development.

Chapter 2. Predicting Development for Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants: Sweden (Karin Stjernqvist, PhD).

Chapter 3. The Effects of Newborn Massage: U.S.A. (Tiffany Field, PhD).

Chapter 4. Perinatal Factors Influencing Development: Spain (Carme Costas–Moragas, PhD).

Chapter 5. Supporting Parents of At–Risk Infants: Lessons from Japan (Shohei Ohgi, PhD and Tomitaro Akiyama, MD).

Chapter 6. The Cultural Context of the Mother–Infant Relationship: Korea (Yeonghee Shin, RN, PhD and Byunghi Park, EdD).

Chapter 7. Moments of Meeting: Pivotal Moments in Mother, Infant, Father Bonding: Switzerland (Nadia Bruschweiler–Stern, MD).

Chapter 8. The Developmental Niche of the Young Infant: Kenya (Charles M. Super, PhD and Sara Harkness, PhD, MPH).

Early Intervention with Infants and Families.

Chapter 9. Early Intervention and Fatherhood: Denmark(Hanne Munck, Cand. Psych.).

Chapter 10. A Model for Working in Community Health Settings: The U.K. (Joanna Hawthorne, PhD and Betty Hutchon, SROT).

Chapter 11. Using the NBO with At–Risk Infants and Families: U.S.A. (Yvette Blanchard, ScD, PT).

Chapter 12. Early Intervention in an Australian Setting (Beulah Warren, MA Hons).

Chapter 13. Reaching Out to Rural Communities: A Community Health Model: Thailand (Nittaya Jirathiyut Kotchabhakdi, MD, MS (MCH) and Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi, PhD).

Chapter 14. Maternal–Child and Family Nursing and Preventive Intervention: U.S A. (Kristie Brandt, RN, CNM, MSN, ND).

New Models in Training Health Care Professionals.

Chapter 15. The Touchpoints Approach (Ann Coleman Stadtler, MSN, CPNP and John Hornstein, EdD).

Chapter 16. The Newborn as a Touchpoint: Training Pediatricians in Portugal (João Gomes–Pedro, PhD, MD).

Chapter 17. Humanizing the Infant: France (Drina Candilis–Huisman, PhD and Marie Fabre–Grenet, MD).

Chapter 18. The NBAS in a North Carolina Clinical Setting: Hospital and Home (James M. Helm, PhD and Marie A. Reilly, PT, PhD).

Chapter 19. Relationship–Based Practice in the Newborn Nursery: Thoughts for the Pediatric Professional: USA (Constance Keefer, MD, Lise Carolyn Johnson, MD, and Susan Minear, MD).

Chapter 20. Preparing Professionals to Work with Newborns: The Brazelton Institute Experience: USA ( Jean Gardner Cole, MS, Cecilia F. Matson, MA, and Thembi Ranuga, MPH, MS, APRN–BC).

Chapter 21. Integrating Developmental Principles into the Daily Work of Health Professionals: Italy (Gherardo Rapisardi, MD Adrienne Davidson, MS, BPT, Roberto Paludetto, MD, and Giuseppina Mansi, PhD).

Part III. Looking Towards The Future.

Chapter 22. A View from the Lab (Rachel Keen, PhD).

Chapter 23. Parent–Infant Bonding and Doula Support (John H. Kennell, MD).

Chapter 24. The Brazelton Baby: The Other Side of the Coin (Ed Tronick, PhD).

Chapter 25. Evolving Family Dynamics and Neonatal Assessment (Bonnie J. Petrauskas).

Chapter 26. Future Dialogue Between the Neurosciences and the Behavioral Observation of Infants (Daniel N. Stern, MD and Nadia Bruschweiler–Stern, MD).

Chapter 27. The Role of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale: Personal Reflections (T. Berry Brazelton, MD).

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J. Kevin Nugent
Bonnie Petrauskas
T. Berry Brazelton
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