ISBN-10:
1405151773
ISBN-13:
9781405151771
Pub. Date:
05/28/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community / Edition 1

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community / Edition 1

by Jean Teare

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405151771
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Jean Teare is a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the University of Bradford. Her professional background is paediatric nursing, district nursing and children’s community nursing, working in Manchester and Oldham.

Table of Contents

1. Defining children with complex needs.

2. Commissioning care of children with complex needs.

3. Caring for technology-dependent children who require respiratory assistance 4. Caring for children with complex needs who require home enteral tube feeds 5. Caring for children with complex disabilities.

6. Multi-agency care for children with complex needs.

7. Being a parent of a child with complex needs – what support works.

8. Respite care or short breaks for families of children with complex needs.

9. Social service support for disabled children, children with complex needs and their families.

10. Educational support of children with complex needs

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