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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.
Chapter 15: Issues in Health Services Research: Children and Families and the Health Care System
Issues in Health Services Research: Children and Families and the Health Care System
Care for children and families is no less challenging at the end of the 20th century than it has been throughout this century. The current challenges, however, now include systems of delivery of care and health care policies that may discriminate, intentionally or not, against the best interests of the health of children and their families. Although we know far more about the mechanisms and treatments of specific childhood diseases and have achieved impressive results with biomedical technologies, we are just beginning to study and understand the mechanisms of health care delivery systems that contribute to ...