The formally authorized guardianship or care of a CHILD.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
Societies whose membership is limited to pharmacists.
Use of all social work processes in the treatment of patients in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
The granting of a license to practice pharmacy.
Hospital department responsible for administering and providing social services to patients and their families.
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
Physicians appointed to investigate all cases of sudden or violent death.
Psychiatry in its legal aspects. This includes criminology, penology, commitment of mentally ill, the psychiatrist's role in compensation cases, the problems of releasing information to the court, and of expert testimony.
Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
An area of water mostly surrounded by land, usually smaller than a gulf, and affording access to the sea.
Differences of opinion or disagreements that may arise, for example, between health professionals and patients or their families, or against a political regime.
Transmission of live or pre-recorded audio or video content via connection or download from the INTERNET.
Families who care for neglected children or patients unable to care for themselves.
A belief or practice which lacks adequate basis for proof; an embodiment of fear of the unknown, magic, and ignorance.
Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.
The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
The act or practice of calling public attention to a product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers, magazines, on radio, or on television. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Care of CHILDREN in the home or in an institution.