Title

The cleft team social worker.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1145168

Abstract

The birth of a child with significant medical problems poses challenges for most families. Congenital orofacial clefting is a common condition affecting families worldwide. Orofacial clefting requires long-term medical care and can affect multiple body systems. Having a child with a chronic medical condition such as cleft lip or palate creates many psychosocial ramifications for a family. This article describes the importance of medical social work involvement in the coordinated care for children with cleft lip and palate. Specific cases spanning prenatal care through adolescence are used to highlight the variety of complex psychosocial situations encountered in the multidisciplinary cleft team setting.

Journal Title

Social work in health care

Volume

55

Issue

4

First Page

280

Last Page

295

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Cleft Lip; Cleft Palate; Counseling; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Male; Patient Care Team; Pregnancy; Prenatal Diagnosis; Professional-Patient Relations; Social Work; Social Workers

Keywords

Babies; Children; Teenagers

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS