Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Comprehensive management of children on a paediatric ward: a family approach.
  1. L Bingley,
  2. J Leonard,
  3. S Hensman,
  4. B Lask,
  5. O Wolff


    A team approach in the comprehensive management of children on a general paediatric ward is described. The team comprises paediatricians, nurses, a child psychiatrist, and a social worker, with a psychologist, play-leader, and teachers making important contributions. In this way members of the team learn from each other, and the paediatrician in training gains valuable experience about the management of children with emotional problems. The team approach is based on the principles of family therapy, but it also uses other forms of therapy--such as behavioural, marital, and individual. Children with severe psychosomatic problems in particular can be helped by such treatment, but other emotional problems are also suitable for management using such an approach.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.