Crossing community sectors: challenges faced by families of children with special health care needs.

@article{Lutenbacher2005CrossingCS,
  title={Crossing community sectors: challenges faced by families of children with special health care needs.},
  author={Melanie Lutenbacher and Sharon Karp and Gladys Ajero and Dara Howe and Mamie Williams},
  journal={Journal of family nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={162-82}
}
This article identifies unmet needs and challenges of 37 families caring for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Data were collected in focus groups. Data saturation occurred in the third group. Another group was conducted to ensure adequate inclusion of rural participants. Mean age of participants was 36 years. Most participants were women (92%), Caucasian (65%), high school graduates (89%), and employed, with 38% from rural communities. All families had health care insurance… CONTINUE READING

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