ERIC Number: ED503914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: 4
Strategies and Challenges in Supporting Children with Complex Medical Needs in the Community: Report on a Site Visit to Western Pennsylvania
Rosenau, Nancy; Walker, Pam
Center on Human Policy
In early 2000, the Center on Human Policy started to receive reports that children with complex medical needs were being placed in nursing homes because of home care nursing shortages. Sensing that framing the issue as a nursing shortage directed solutions that revolved around nursing agency staff recruitment and retention strategies, the authors view the problem as a permanency issue, giving primacy to the relationships in a child's life, and advocate that putting permanency philosophy into practice can successfully enable some children with the most severe disabilities to live at home.
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing Homes, Child Welfare, Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Place of Residence, Home Visits, Home Health Aides, Chronic Illness, Family Programs, Planning, Respite Care, Caregivers, Placement, Interpersonal Relationship, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork, Family Environment, Social Services
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania