Paediatrics is the medical
specialty concerned with the general medicine of childhood.
Working with and treating children with injuries or medical conditions
can require special skills and approaches, including psychological factors,
family issues, management of disabilities, social conditions and relationships
with other organisations such as schools and support groups. (Not all
of these factors will be relevant to every case but these are general
examples to indicate the broad scope of paediatrics.)
* _ A medical specialist
in the field of paediatrics is called a paediatrician.
* _ The adjective used to
refer to the healthcare of children (i.e. paediatrics),
is "paediatric", as in, for example, the "Paediatric Ward" or "Paediatric
Department" of a hospital.
* _ Paediatric dentistry
is the branch of dentisty that is concerned with the care of children's
teeth and oral hygiene.
Links to other relevant areas on this website include:
* _ List of Baby
Massage Workshop Tutors in the UK and Eire.
* _ Glossary Section for