ERIC Number: ED327721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Case Management of Adolescents with Chronic Disease.
Lankard, Bettina A.
This training guide presents a model for optimum delivery of the primary duties, tasks, and steps required in the comprehensive case management of adolescents with chronic disease. Using a team approach to coordinated health care, the guide involves the patient and family as key members of the care team along with the physician, nurse, dietitian, psychologist, social worker, and exercise physiologists. The guide offers training to provide medical, educational, and psychosocial support to help adolescents achieve optimal health and successful transitions to adult care. Selected by a team of pediatric endocrinologists in a Develop A CurriculUM (DACUM) workshop, the major duties focus on diabetes, but the resulting profile provides a general model for chronic illness. Results from a task verification survey instrument sent to 100 randomly selected members of the American Diabetes Association indicate the professionals' perceived importance of tasks presented relative to training outcomes. Tasks teach how to: (1) maintain contact; (2) provide individualized care; (3) provide education; (4) improve patient's health; (5) ensure appropriate equipment; (6) provide psychological support; (7) address economic and social needs; (8) foster community awareness; (9) maintain professionalism; and (10) keep patient records. Each task is subdivided into competencies. For each competency, performance objectives, person primarily responsible, and steps to achieve the objective are given. Nine references and a separate competency profile are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Allied Health Occupations, Caseworker Approach, Child Health, Chronic Illness, Community Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Diabetes, Economic Factors, Equipment Evaluation, Family Health, Health Needs, Health Personnel, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Case Histories, Medical Services, Nurses, Patient Education, Pediatrics, Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Primary Health Care, Social Influences, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.