Language Matters: Identifying Medically Complex Children in Foster Care.
Williams, Erin P. Seltzer, Rebecca R. Boss, Renee D.
Published: October 2017
Vol. 140, No. 4 , p.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
This article highlights the implications for children, the health care system, and the child welfare system of the lack of a universal language for designating children with medical complexity in medical foster care. The current variability in medical foster care designation is explained, and the need for a common language that can be used to improve outcomes is discussed. 16 references.
chronically ill children; children with disabilities; interagency collaboration; identification; DIAGNOSES; COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES; foster children; health services; medicine