The Dragonfly Story

How Can Families Help?

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It’s long been recognised that the family unit working closely with professional support agencies is the most effective approach to managing and preventing Otitis Media. This approach may include joint development of treatment strategies, ensuring that the families needs and concerns about treatment are reflected in these strategies, consulting with families to ensure that any treatment prescribed is sensitive to cultural and individual differences within each family, ensuring that families are kept aware of treatment progress and are provided with clear and precise information so that they can take an active part in the management of the health of their child.  The family unit include a child’s mother and father, siblings, auntie’s and uncle’s, grandparents, cousins and close friends.