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Examining Children With Complex Care and Technology Needs in the Context of Social Determinants of Health

Published:November 30, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2022.11.004

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      Children with complex care and technology needs require daily, intensive care from family caregivers. These children are understudied, particularly in relation to the social determinants of health (SDOH) that affect their health, well-being, and quality of life. This paper examines the salient research on SDOH among this population, focusing on the Healthy People 2030 domains. Gaps in the research are identified and recommendations for future research, practice, policy, and education are presented. Pediatric nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other health care provider teams that care for these children and families can improve their health by examining and addressing SDOH.

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      Biography

      Barbara K. Giambra, Assistant Professor, Division of Research in Patient Services, Nursing, Department of Patient Services, and Volunteer Assistant Professor, James M. Anderson Center, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Assistant Professor-Research Affiliate, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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      Regena Spratling, Professor, School of Nursing, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.