Why are case management services so important for a family with a child who has sustained a traumatic brain injury?
Because of the complexities of the injury, the family may be overwhelmed and need help accessing the resources that are available to them. Building case management services into the pediatric life care plan will help to ensure that the family is able to identify and use appropriate services necessary for the health and well-being of their child. A case manager is able to help the family identify and educate the family regarding resources, services and agencies that may improve their child’s quality of life.
Driscoll, Quinones-Pagan, Savage & Grisham. (2011). Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, Second Edition, Ed. Susan Riddick-Grisham, Laura M. Deming, Chapter 18, Pgs. 465-502.
Or, First Edition: Grisham, Savage, Klingbeil, and Fawber. (2004) “Life Care Planning for the Child with Acquired Brain Injury.” In S. Riddick- Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management (pp.529-551). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.