The formative evaluation of a psychosocial assessment framework for families of children who are seriously or chronically ill
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The families of children who are seriously ill frequently experience distress that affects their ability to cope. A formative evaluation of a family psychosocial assessment framework was undertaken using mixed methods. The attitudes and perspectives of primary caregivers and healthcare providers regarding psychosocial assessment were examined. Rather than finalising a new screening instrument, a conceptual framework emerged to guide communication about psychosocial issues. The emergent conceptual model supports the implementation of a skilled-based practice intervention.
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