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Title: Working with parents - a community doctor's approach
Authors: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati
Ghaqda ghall-Genituri ta' Tfal Handikappati
Department of Health. Health Education Unit
Authors: Portelli, Sarah
Keywords: Community health services -- Malta
Children with disabilities -- Services for -- Malta
Parents of children with disabilities -- Services for
Special education -- Parent participation -- Malta
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati
Citation: Portelli, S. (1989). Working with parents - a community doctor's approach. Lejn il-futur: prinċipji u policies għall-persuni ħandikappati u l-familji tagħhom - Proceedings of a National Seminar, University of Malta (pp. 111-113). Malta: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati.
Abstract: Traditionally, in Malta, the handicapped child has been treated medically by the hospital doctor in the hospital and by the general practitioner. In the absence of highly developed community medical services, follow -up of handicapped children is usually either hospital-based or non-existent. Too often the pattern for the handicapped child is of non - attendance at the Children's Outpatient Department for follow-up appointments. The lack of any Social Workers or Health Visitors in Karen Grech Hospital means that there is no - one to follow - up any child who does not attend for a hospital appointment. We need to find out why they did not attend and whether perhaps the reason is that the family are not coping with some psychological or social problem.
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