A majority of children with chronic illness and handicaps enter the systems of care and services through medical institutions. The organization of health care services, reinforced by institutional practices and social attitudes, can run counter to the goals of independence for the child. This discussion addresses the disease-centered structures of services for disabled children and analyzes their orientation toward institutional imperatives rather than toward the concerns of families.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health