13. Assessment, and Development of an Interprofessional Plan of Care
- Linda L. Eddy
Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families
How to Cite
Lowry, N. and Shaw, P. (2013) Assessment, and Development of an Interprofessional Plan of Care, in Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their Families (ed L. L. Eddy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118783290.ch13
- Published Online: 20 SEP 2013
- Published Print: 12 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780813820828
Online ISBN: 9781118783290
- care coordinator;
- care plan;
- electronic health records (EHRS);
- family engagement
The foundation for developing the care plan for a child with special health needs begins with a thorough documentation of the child's health history, followed by a comprehensive assessment. The assessment process begins with family engagement and ultimately results in a comprehensive plan of care on which the provider and family can agree. Once the assessment is completed, the provider synthesizes the information and develops a plan of care that will meet the child's and family's goals. Including the parents and the children and youth with special health needs (CYSHCN) when developing the plan of care is crucial. Family support, respite, and counseling should all be considered for inclusion in the plan of care, with the primary goal to decrease the social isolation that is so common with parents of CYSHCN. A resource section outlines several suggested tools that are appropriate for use with CSHCN.