1st Edition

Developing Care Pathways The Handbook

By Kathryn de Luc Copyright 1996

    The relationship between poverty and child health has always been assumed but this book demonstrates how the evidence of history and of other societies establishes a causal link. The practical implications in health and social policy are presented in the context of child care services, together with some innovative approaches to future development. This is a book for professionals in medicine, nursing and the social services who are involved in research and the practical issues of delivering a modern health care service to disadvantaged children.

    Part 1: What is a care pathway?; the legal aspect of care pathways; frequently asked questions; a description of the different roles; examples of care pathways. Part 2: development of your care pathway; care pathway documentation; variation (or variance) reporting and analysis; implementation of a care pathway; maintaining the care pathway; troubleshooting guide.


    de Luc, Kathryn