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Responding to families with complex needs: a national survey of child and family health nurses

Aims: The aim of this study was to explore the extent to which Australian child and family health nurses work with families with complex needs and how their practice responds to the needs of these families. Background. Many families with young children face challenges to their parenting capacity, potentially placing their children at risk of poorer developmental outcomes. Nurses increasingly work with families with mental health problems, trauma histories and/or substance dependence.

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 15:45

Our life at home: Photos from families inform discharge planning for medically complex children

Background: Infants with medical complexity are increasingly cared for at home, creating unique challenges for their caregivers. The sickest of these are those with chronic critical illness (CCI). These infants’ medical fragility and resource‐intensive needs puts them at increased risk for suboptimal transitions from hospital‐ to home‐based care. It is unclear whether, and if so, to what extent clinicians gather and use knowledge of a family's home context during discharge planning.

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 14:22

Examination of validity, reliability, and interpretability of a self-reported questionnaire on Occupational Balance in Informal Caregivers (OBI-Care) – A Rasch analysis

Objectives: Informal caregivers often experience a restriction in occupational balance. The self-reported questionnaire on Occupational Balance in Informal Caregivers (OBI-Care) is a measurement instrument to assess occupational balance in informal caregivers. Measurement properties of the German version of the OBI-Care had previously been assessed in parents of preterm infants exclusively. Objectives: Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the measurement properties of the questionnaire in a mixed population of informal caregivers.

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 18:24