the most important challenge facing the pediatrician is the increasing
prevalence of chronic diseases. With this regard, pediatricians play a key role
in the management of these conditions. The closeness with the family, the
knowledge of the clinical case and the care continuity allow the pediatrician
to acquire a position of director of every case. When pathological events have
a chronic feature, suddenly the quality of life of the whole family changes.
For this reason the first communication of chronic disease is very important and
the task of the pediatrician should be to provide a positive message to help
the family in facing the difficulty of this new challenge. The bronchial asthma
is the most common chronic disease worldwide. The incidence, the prevalence,
and the mortality of the disease have increased in children over the past
decades. These trends are particularly marked above all in preschool children. The
success reached by Pediatricians is closely related to the compliance and the implementation
of the therapy followed by the little patient and his family. With this regard
authors, in this review, focus on the illustration of several strategies, based
on the pediatrician’ skills and medicine documents, that can be used for the
improvement of communication among pedia- trician-family and child, never
forgetting the hu- man aspect of the same doctor, that should con- ciliate with
the scientific knowledge in the taking care of a specific chronic disease.
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