Assessment is fundamental to all the health care professions, with individual assessment skills honed over time.

Assessment is traditionally driven by the health care professional – observations made, information gathered, specific tests and tools applied, and judgements made about diagnosis, progress, and prognosis. But what does this mean for family well-being in the presence of childhood complexity? Can changing how assessment happens be a changemaker for families… and health care professionals?

Arul Hamil & Lucystacey alexander