Lead Investigator

Dr. Sharon Hou, Dr. Hal Siden

Co-Investigators and Collaborators

Dr. Stephanie Glegg, Laesa Kim, Colleen Pawliuk, Christina Zeng

About the Project

Children living with health complexity are an equity-deserving population. Still, health inequities exist for children with complex health conditions, including socioeconomic, sociocultural, and geographic barriers to accessing high-quality care. Based on existing work, we have an incomplete understanding of the health inequities that exist for children with health complexities. There is an important need to fully understand the intersectionality of disability and other social and cultural determinants of health in children with complex health conditions and their families in order to provide effective health care and provide them with due respect for their personhood.

The goal of this project is to gather and summarize studies completed on this topic using a tool called a scoping review. A scoping review is a systematic way of identifying and synthesizing relevant literature on our topic of interest. The review will help us understand what work has been done in this area and what future research needs to address.  This information will ultimately help us plan future care so that we can better support the unique needs of children with health complexity from all social and cultural backgrounds.

To learn more about this research please contact Dr. Sharon Hou.