ERIC Number: ED201393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Adolescent Health Care EPSDT.
Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document provides guidelines for individuals giving health care to adolescents through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. Chapter One briefly indicates needs of adolescents and outlines legal aspects of health care for adolescents such as age of majority, informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure of information, and right of refusal. Suggestions likely to be helpful in the administration of EPSDT services for adolescents are provided in Chapter Two. Chapters Three and Four offer guides to obtaining a complete health history and giving a physical examination to an adolescent, respectively. Chapter Five reviews screening procedures and referral for diagnosis and treatment. Among the 19 screening areas covered are nutritional status, dental care, vision, hearing, hypertension, and special medical problems of adolescents such as acne and allergies. Special hazards of adolescence such as abuse, neglect, delinquency, sexual exploitation, accidents, drug and substance abuse, sexual activity and pregnancy are discussed in Chapter Six. In conclusion, Chapter Seven provides a review of adolescent emotional development which explores the adolescent's response to responsibility, achievement, interpersonal relationships, interpersonal balance, and recreation. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Care Financing Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.