Caring for children with complex needs in the community / edited by Jean Teare. - Oxford : Blackwell, 2008. - xv, 190 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Defining children with complex needs / Jean Teare -- Commissioning care of children with complex needs / Elizabeth Thornley -- Caring for technology-dependent children who require respiratory assistance / Jean Teare -- Caring for children with complex needs who require home enteral tube feeds / Janice High -- Caring for children with complex disabilities / Jean Teare -- Multi-agency care for children with complex needs / Mary Law -- Being a parent of a child with complex needs: what support works / Dawn Handley -- Respite care or short breaks for families of children with complex needs / Margaret Hickie -- Social service support for disabled children, children with complex needs and their families / Philip Gilligan and Juliet Taylor -- Educational support of children with complex care needs / David Wray.

Written in the context of recent developments (including the National Service Framework for Children) this work recognises and identifies the particular needs of children who are defined as having complex needs. It provides evidence-based guidelines for care and highlights the multi-professional aspects of working in this sector.

9781405151771 (pbk.) : £24.99 9781405151771 1405151773 (pbk.)


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