Journal article

Engaging children and adolescents with acquired brain injury and their families in goal setting: The clinician perspective

Taylor Jenkin, Vicki Anderson, Kate D'Cruz, Alana Collins, Frank Muscara, Adam Scheinberg, Sarah Knight

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

This paper explored clinicians' experiences of the goal setting process with children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries (ABI) and their families in paediatric neurorehabilitation. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 clinicians, all members of an interdisciplinary paediatric rehabilitation service, who work with children and adolescents with ABI and their families. Interview transcripts and additional data were analysed using constructivist grounded theory methods. Three main themes and sub-themes were developed: (1) Seeing the bigger picture: Goals change over time; Families set bigger picture goals; Need-to-dos: Goals that the child/adolescent needs to achieve; and ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the funding support for this project from the Research Training Program scholarship made available through The University of Melbourne and the Australian Commonwealth Government, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. None of these funders had any involvement in the planning, design or execution of this research, and neither played a role in drafting the manuscript.