Chapter 12 Counselling and discharge from hospital

Each condition-specific chapter in the CD includes clinical cases that illustrate the importance of counselling, discharge planning and follow-up, as part of the several stages of management of any sick child. Good quality care requires parents to fully understand the condition that their child has, what treatments have been given, what medicines and other care is required at home, when follow-up should occur and in cases where it is relevant, what the prognosis of their child condition is.