Other Needs

Beyond Health Care Needs

Parents and caregivers sometimes feel like they can only focus on the health aspects of a child's care, even more so with children that need frequent or complex care. Of course their health care is vital; but our children and youth have other needs such as taking part in in social, recreational, and faith-based activities. While health care needs may pose extra challenges, children and teens want to play with friends, get out, and have something to look forward to.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: October 2013; last update/revision: November 2018
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: Alfred N. Romeo, RN, PhD
Contributing Author: Tina Persels
Reviewer: Gina Pola-Money