Caring for caregivers of high-needs children

Allie Peckham, Karen Spalding, Jillian Watkins, Cindy Bruce-Barrett, Marta Grasic, A. Paul Williams

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The Caregiver Framework for Children with Medical Complexity, led by the Hospital for Sick Children, is a ground-breaking initiative that validates and supports the vital role of unpaid, family caregivers. The project uses a supported self-management model that includes a modest amount of funding to address pressing needs, and relies on Key Workers who provide ongoing education, counselling and care management to assist caregivers in planning over the longer-term. This paper describes the findings from a multi-stage, mixed-methods evaluation to examine the design and outcomes of the Caregiver Framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalHealthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.)
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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