Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community
208 Pages
English

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community

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Caring for the Child with Complex Needs in Community Settings provides a valuable overview of the key factors relating to caring for children with complex and continuing care needs. Despite its frequent and increasing use, complex care needs is a term without an agreed definition. This shortfall of knowledge is addressed in this book through critical discussion of evidence-based research and current health, social and education policy. It brings together the latest knowledge into one text providing practitioners with the crucial information needed when working with this diverse and broad group of children.


Caring for the Child with Complex Needs in Community Settings explores caring for technology-dependent children who require respiratory assistance; caring for children who require home enteral tube feeds; and caring for children with complex disabilities. It looks at multi-agency care, respite care for families, social service support and educational support of children with complex needs. Practitioners from health, social services and education backgrounds have contributed to the chapters using case studies, while a parent of a child with complex needs has provided a personal view of caring. This accessible and practical text provides core knowledge and vital insight required for successful delivery of community care for children with complex and continuing care needs.

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Published 22 January 2009
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EAN13 9781444302622
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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ContributorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1 Defining Children with Complex Needs Jean Teare 2 Commissioning Care of Children with Complex Needs Elizabeth Thornley 3 Caring for Technology-Dependent Children Who Require Respiratory Assistance Jean Teare 4 Caring for Children with Complex Needs Who Require Home Enteral Tube Feeds Janice High 5 Caring for Children with Complex Disabilities Jean Teare 6 Multi-Agency Care for Children with Complex Needs Mary Law 7 Being a Parent of a Child with Complex Needs – What Support Works Dawn Handley 8 Respite Care or Short Breaks for Families of Children with Complex Needs Margaret Hickie 9 Social Service Support for Disabled Children, Children with Complex Needs and Their Families Philip Gilligan and Juliet Taylor 10 Educational Support of Children with Complex Care Needs David Wray Index
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