Exploring multi-agency working in services to disabled children with complex healthcare needs and their families

Title

Exploring multi-agency working in services to disabled children with complex healthcare needs and their families

Creator

Watson D; Townsley R; Abbott D

Publisher

Journal Of Clinical Nursing

Date

2002

Subject

Child; Humans; Great Britain; Cooperative Behavior; Interprofessional Relations; Family Health; Models; social support; Continuity of Patient Care/organization & administration; Organizational; Home Care Services/organization & administration; Child Health Services/organization & administration; Disabled Children/rehabilitation; Health Policy/legislation & jurisprudence; Health Services Accessibility/organization & administration; Needs Assessment/organization & administration; Patient Care Team/organization & administration; Social Work/organization & administration

Description

Children with complex healthcare needs typically require technical and/or medical equipment in the home. This growing group of children and families need support that crosses agency and professional boundaries, necessitating effective multi-agency working. There are many examples of multi-agency working around the United Kingdom (UK), some specifically designed to meet the needs of children with complex healthcare needs and their families. Recent legislation and policy statements have highlighted the importance of joint planning and working. Currently no research exists that examines the impact of these initiatives on disabled children with complex healthcare needs and their families. The "Working Together" project is an ongoing research study based at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. The project aims to explore the impact of multi-agency work on children with complex healthcare needs and their families. This paper examines the literature on barriers to disabled children and the need for multi-agency working. It also considers the concept of multi-agency working and how different approaches to working together might be perceived by children and families.
2002

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

367-375

Issue

3

Volume

11

Citation

Watson D; Townsley R; Abbott D, “Exploring multi-agency working in services to disabled children with complex healthcare needs and their families,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12946.

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