Each year in the U.S., more than 400,000 children are in foster care. Jennifer Keim, MD, MPH, primary care pediatrician at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, provides a review of important considerations in primary care for these vulnerable children, including: explanations of common terms, such as medical foster homes, resource parents, respite care, and more; the significance of placement instability and a trauma-informed approach to care; resources such as CHOP’s Fostering Care Program for outpatient assessment, and CASA volunteers; consent and confidentiality issues and how to sort through them; defining permanency, aging out and other outcomes and a review of national and local statistics; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on May 9, 2023.
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