HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians may receive Category 1 credits for the Physician's Recognition Award by reading the articles in this issue of Pediatric Annals and successfully answering the quiz at the end of the issue. Thousands of pediatricians have taken part in this program so far, jointly administered by Pediatric Annals and Lenox Hill Hospital of New York. Complete instructions are given on page 50.
The Pre-Test below will assist you in assessing your present knowledge of the subject before reading further. A CME Quiz appears at the end of the issue. To receive Category 1 CME credits, take the Pre-Test, read carefully each of the articles that follow, and complete the CME Quiz at the end of this issue. The quiz must be returned to the CME center for scoring.
As an organization accredited for continuing medical education, Lenox Hill Hospital of New York designates this continuing medical education activity as meeting the criteria for three credit hours in Category 1 for Educational Materials for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association, provided it has been completed according to instructions.
1. Behavioral pediatrics is a subspecialty In pediatrics that
A Should tie practiced only by pediatricians with a year of postgraduate training in behavioral medicine.
B. Has as its main focus finding ways to improve children's school performance.
C. Should include understanding of the child's relations with his mother, father, sisters, and brothers.
D. Is based on the writings of Holt in the mid-1 920s.
2. A mother makes an appointment with you to see her nine-year-old son because the school guidance counselor has suggested that the boy has a behavioral problem. In your initial Interview you should do all but which one of the following?
A. Discuss the apparent nature of the problem.
B. Discuss your fee.
C. Take a complete individual and family history relating to the problem.
D. Mention the source of your referral of the case.
3. An 1 1 -year-old girl is sloppy about picking up her clothes, and the parents ask your help in correcting this and other behavioral problems. Which of the following probably will be least effective In producing a change in behavior?
A Positive reinforcement in the form of a special treat.
B. Verbal praise.
4. In Interviewing adolescents with behavioral or psychosocial problems, the pediatrician
A. Should promise the teenage patient that he will under no circumstances divulge what he has been told.
B. Has an obligation to tell others what he has been told in confidence under certain circumstances.
C. Has an obligation to keep parents and teachers abreast of the adolescent's private life.
D. Should recognize that the adolescent has no legal right to confidential medical care.
This is the first of two issues of Pediatric Annals to be devoted to psychosocial problems of children and adolescents. The educational objective of this issue is to help the practicing pediatrician in managing certain types of behavioral problems and provide guidelines on when to refer or seek additional professional consultation. When the course is completed, the pediatrician should know how to interview children of preschool, elementary-, and secondary-school age, know how to structure the course of treatment for different types of behavioral problems, know of his professional and legal obligations to withhold or to report certain types of information regarding behavioral problems, and know how the parents and siblings of his patient should be brought into the treatment plan. The target authence is the practicing pediatrician treating children and adolescents.