ERIC Number: ED396484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Discipline and the Chronically Ill Child: What Are the Management Strategies To Promote Positive Patient Outcomes?
Richardson, Rita C.
This paper reviews various discipline models and applies them to obtaining cooperation and compliance with medical treatment of children with chronic and acute medical conditions, especially End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The definition of Other Health Impairments in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is cited and related to the medical, psychosocial, and educational characteristics and needs of students with ESRD. Seven conceptual models of behavior management are briefly described: biophysical, behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, ecological, cognitive, and psychoeducational. Management strategies based on each of these models are then proposed and organized into proactive strategies (to prevent problems) and reactive strategies (to solve problems as they occur). Each strategy is named, the model identified, and briefly explained. Examples of proactive strategies are: "I keep fit" (biophysical model), "catch'em being good" (behavioral), and "I am awesome" (humanistic). Examples of reactive strategies are: "The Me's" (psychodynamic), "get my drift" (ecological), and "stop, think, plan, and check" (cognitive). The paper stresses the importance of implementing discipline with dignity and collaboration with parents and other service providers in the implementation of any discipline strategy. (Contains 30 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: Behavior Management; Chronic Kidney Failure