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Healthcare 2017, 5(3), 44; doi:10.3390/healthcare5030044

Interventions to Support Integrated Psychological Care and Holistic Health Outcomes in Paediatrics

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St., London WC1N 1EH, UK
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Academic Editors: Deborah Christie and Gail Dovey-Pearce
Received: 7 July 2017 / Revised: 4 August 2017 / Accepted: 7 August 2017 / Published: 16 August 2017
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There are strong calls from many national and international bodies for there to be a ‘holistic’ and integrated approach to the understanding and management of psychological and physical health needs. Such holistic approaches are characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. Holistic approaches can impact on mental and physical health and are cost-effective. Several psychological interventions have demonstrated efficacy in improving holistic health outcomes, for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Behavioural Therapies and Problem Solving Therapies. They have shown to impact upon a wide range of outcomes, including psychological distress, pain, physical health, medication adherence, and family outcomes. There is increasing recognition that the holistic goals of the child and family should be prioritised, and that interventions and outcomes should reflect these goals. A focus on holistic goals in therapy can be achieved through a combination of personalised goal-based outcomes in addition to symptom-based measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychological intervention; goal based outcomes; paediatrics psychological intervention; goal based outcomes; paediatrics
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Shafran, R.; Bennett, S.D.; McKenzie Smith, M. Interventions to Support Integrated Psychological Care and Holistic Health Outcomes in Paediatrics. Healthcare 2017, 5, 44.

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