Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

See the Whole Picture: The Quality of Relationship between the Healthcare Professionals and the Special Families

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

See the Whole Picture: The Quality of Relationship between the Healthcare Professionals and the Special Families

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"When your child is defined as having special needs, you become a special needs parent" (Yael, journalist and a special needs mother)

In Israel there are today 322,000 children with special needs. Raising them is a difficult and complicated challenge. Every child has a family. Parents and healthcare professional desire to do the best for the benefit of the child and the family: Life mission for the parents, professional challenge for all the healthcare team.

Kesher, a social change organization, focus in the entire family, strive for a society which guarantees that families with a child aged 0-21 years will have available all the conditions necessary to raise their child with respect and dignity with the best healthcare, as is their right, from a position of strength and involvement.

We strongly believe in the significance of the quality relationship between the parents and professionals, therefore developing common workshop and courses for parents and professionals, exploring different way of shared decision-making, meeting students, and wish to create recognition in the mutual expertise and the common mission. …

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