DescriptionCaring 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.
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
- Written in the context of recent developments including the National Service Framework for Children
- Recognises and identifies the particular needs of children who are defined as having complex needs
- Provides evidence-based guidelines for care
- Relevant for nurses and other health professionals working with children with complex needs
- Highlights the multi-professional aspects of working with children with complex needs in community settings
- Case studies used throughout to place care into context