From the Editor

Feeg, Veronica D.
November 2004
Pediatric Nursing;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p443
Academic Journal
The article presents information on child health. Expanding the definition of health for children is the first step toward developing improvements in assessing children's health status, determining what health influences should be monitored and improving measurement tools to use across settings and services. For children, each stage of development influences subsequent stages and affects future adult health, resulting from complex interactions of the influences of biology, behavior, social and physical environments. Monitoring child health requires a different framework and calls upon different markers of status than simple chronological biological snapshots. Because health is so often affected by the social and economic impact of children's environments, the concept of health needs to include the domains of traditional health conditions, functioning and health potential.


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