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The power of their voices: assessing the child and family

Nancy Contro and Sarah Scofield

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199595105
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199665020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199595105.003.0006

Series: Oxford Textbooks In Palliative Medicine

The power of their voices: assessing the child and family

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In this chapter we shall examine the assessment of the child and family using a two-tiered approach. First, we shall examine the necessary fundamentals of assessment and identify how various concepts apply through case discussion. We shall then review and integrate data from a large-scale study of needs assessment of bereaved families that identified critical components of assessment and quality care.

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Palliative Medicine

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