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Hospital—school liaison: perspectives of health and education professionals supporting children with renal transplants

Garner, P., Poursanidou, K. and Watson, A. (2008) Hospital—school liaison: perspectives of health and education professionals supporting children with renal transplants. Journal of Child Health Care. 12(4), pp. 253-267. 1367-4935.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This article explores collaboration between health and education staff as a key aspect of educational provision for children with chronic medical conditions, drawing upon material from interviews with eight health professionals (paediatric nephrologists and specialist renal nurses) and 11 mainstream schoolteachers involved in the care and schooling of children with renal transplants. Notwithstanding the apparent existence of good practice, a complex interplay of attitudinal, institutional and wider political and economic factors is identified that is likely to undermine the effectiveness of collaboration between health and education professionals. The importance of hospital—school liaison — that is, of a proactive, preventative and hence systematic and strategic nature — is highlighted. Such findings have a particular relevance for policy and practice in the context of the current Every Child Matters agenda, and are likely to have wider applicability to the education of chronically-ill children at large
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational provision • health professionals' perspectives • hospital—school liaison • renal transplants • teachers' perspectives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697 Protection, assistance and relief > HV701 Children > HV888 Children with disabilities
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education > LC4001 Children and youth with disabilities. Learning disabled children and youth
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Creators: Garner, Philip, Poursanidou, Konstantina and Watson, Alan
Publisher: Sage
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 253-267
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Child Health Care
Volume: 12
Number: 4
Language: English
ISSN: 1367-4935
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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