Rural Perspective on Continuity of Care:
Pathways and Barriers to Care for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders
K. Boydell, R.W. Pong, K.C. Tilleczek*, A. Salmoni*, S. Milne, R. Landry, J. Iserman, B. Everett, and D. Cote
Utilizing a qualitative approach, this research addressed the issue of access to care by children and youth with emotional and behavioural disorders in rural areas from the perspectives of both service providers and families. In-depth interviews were conducted with health care practitioners, informal caregivers, and other individuals who work with children with emotional and behavioural problems. Facilitators of and barriers to care were identified and discussed. The study was conducted in the Sudbury and Owen Sound areas. The research project was based on an approach designed to have decision-makers participate in all aspects of the study from implementation to dissemination.
(funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)
To read or download the final report, please visit the website of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) at: http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/Migrated/PDF/ResearchReports/OGC/boydell_final.pdf
(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)