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Navigating Healthcare Journeys: Therapeutic Strategies to Enhance Child and Family Centered Communication and Discharge Planning

Course: #4750Level: Intermediate1 Hour 404 Reviews

Utilizing the therapeutic partnership of Occupational Therapy and Child Life, we will "Map Out" a wellness framework and innovative pathways that help strengthen effective partnerships between children, families, and interdisciplinary medical teams. This integrative approach will demonstrate a variety of therapeutic methods that improve medical education, clinical conversations, and discharge planning, in order to empower children and families to be active, engaged members of their care teams.

Course created on June 25, 2020

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Outcomes; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-783198; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Education And/or Research

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define the key components of a child- and family-centered, interdisciplinary discharge planning framework.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the use of methods and strategies to partner with patients and families to facilitate therapeutic communication and navigation through various stages of medical care.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify potential challenges, solutions, and opportunities to integrate child- and family-centered tools and methods into clinical workflows and medical education across diverse patient populations.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Personal Case Study (family-centered perspective)
10-15 Minutes Trend towards increasingly complex discharges
15-20 Minutes Research review: pediatric discharge standards and child- and family-centered care initiatives
20-25 Minutes Trauma-sensitive considerations: Pediatric Medical Trauma Stress (PMTS), Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), PTSD
25-30 Minutes "Get Well" Framework; OT/Child LIfe Collaboration
30-40 Minutes Therapeutic interventions: Exceptional Clinical Care, Developmentally-Appropriate Communication, Medical Play, Sibling/Family Support, Meaningful Goal-Directed Activities, Medical Mapping
40-45 Minutes Pediatric oncology case study (clinician-centered perspective)
45-55 Minutes Outcomes, potential barriers, solutions and opportunities, review best practices
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: The honorarium for this talk was paid to the Get Well Map Foundation, 501c3, a nonprofit organization. Non-financial: Christina Connors is the founder of Get Well Maps, 501c3.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: Get Well Maps will be demonstrated and utilized as an example of a child- and family-centered visual tool. Information will be provided in a scholarly manner, and only to illustrate therapeutic tools and methods. Full disclosure will be provided to all participants. No promotions or offers of any kind will be associated with our content created for continued.com,

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Outcomes Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Education and/or Research Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.