Pediatric medicine transcends mere absence of diseases; it is about promoting holistic health, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional well-being while fostering a zest for life. At Dorie’s Promise, we understand that a holistic approach is essential for the optimal development of every child.
In this context, the physician must address health from a comprehensive perspective, considering not only the physical aspect but also the psychological and social dimensions. Social relationships are intrinsic to survival and the future integration into independent living.
Consequently, our medical program focuses on holistic healthcare, addressing psychological, social, and emotional aspects. Right now, around 70% of our children require more pediatric attention than the average, which increases the demand for health attention and the responsibility of our medical program.
Evaluating Children’s Health: Addressing Various Dimensions
As we assess the health status of children, we identify the need to improve various aspects. While we are pleased that most specific issues are not complicated, there are other intermittent issues, such as nutritional status and dietary habits, that require regular evaluation. For instance, we acknowledge the ongoing work needed regarding eating habits. Combatting refined sugars is not always an easy task, and the ideal goal is to gradually introduce children to a Mediterranean diet.
Recognizing the significance of mental health, especially in children with special needs, we are committed to providing more frequent medical follow-ups. Particularly, we focus on working with children exhibiting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seeking alternatives and strategies that do not limit their potential. To address this issue, we collaborate with an external psychiatric professional who helps chart the best paths for our children.
In addition, we are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure the oral health of children, acknowledging its importance in overall well-being. Furthermore, we are determined to enhance the immunization schedule, ensuring its completion, and strengthening disease prevention.
We strive to maintain a detailed and accurate record of each child’s health. Emphasizing improvement in health statistics systems is crucial for a clear analysis of different aspects of children’s health. This is especially useful for understanding in-depth the common health conditions children experience during different periods and bolstering even stronger prevention measures.
Seeking resources to educate staff on stimulation and enhancing the quality of interaction and secure attachment between Special Moms and children is vital. The lack of resources to improve caregiver conditions is also a challenge we must tackle to ensure a conducive environment for child development. This aligns with our educational program and the quality of caregivers, aspects that require continuous enhancement. While we have taken initial steps toward this goal, more efforts are still needed.
Conclusion: Love, Commitment, and Optimal Well-being
In our home, we deeply love our children, and this love translates into a continuous commitment to their holistic health.
Our medical program is not merely a set of isolated actions but a philosophy embracing the entirety of child health. We are dedicated to constant improvement, facing challenges, celebrating successes, all with the goal of ensuring each child in our care achieves optimal well-being.
Moreover, we are delighted to have overcome numerous challenges with our children, and at the end of the day, what drives us the most is seeing them smile and enjoy good health.