Specialized Services for Unique Populations in Pediatric Subspecialty Care
Patients and families with unique conditions will continue to pursue care at established, geographically-dispersed, centers of excellence. From strategies for collaboration with the medical team to the delivery of therapeutic interventions, child life specialists have many opportunities to provide services that support the distinctive needs of subspecialty populations.
■ Define circumstances in the current health care environment that increase the need for child life specialists to develop competence with unique, subspecialty populations.
■ Identify the characteristics of unique, subspecialty populations that require specialized interventions.
■ Describe strategies for supporting the needs of subspecialty populations in outpatient and inpatient settings.
■ Develop specific strategies for enhancing existing services provided to subspecialty populations in their clinical setting.