Saturday, July 2, 2011

Making Hospitals More Accommodating

Navigating the healthcare system is growing more complicated by the day, especially for parents of children with disabilities, writes certified patient advocate Jacqueline O'Doherty in a Hospital Impact blog post. Although many of her clients have had extensive contact with medical providers and hospitals, they have also encountered a surprising lack of understanding of their children's particular healthcare needs.
With autism and other developmental disabilities on the rise, it's clear that a healthcare storm is brewing on the not-so-far away horizon. So how can hospitals improve the level of care for this growing population?

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