Systematic literature review, with assessment of opportunities for meta-analytics and cost-modeling.
Data Collection Methods
Exhaustive identification of child life interventions and services (with continued revision and expansion throughout literature review and analysis).
Review of child life textbooks, articles since 1997, Child Life Focus/ACLP Bulletin, and ACLP forums to identify topic areas for review
Articles identified through systematic searches of: PubMed, CINAHL, MedLine, PsycInfo, Proquest, EBSCOhost, and all articles including the terms “child life specialist” or “child life therapist” published since 1997.
Presentation of value drivers to: Beryl Institute CEO, Jason Wolf, COO and CFO of hospital systems, Internal and external physician stakeholders, Statistical consultation.
Development of Executive Summary and Full Report
Solicitation of Feedback: ACLP Board, Child Life Focus/ACLP Bulletin Editors, Past Presidents' Forum, Related organizational executives, Physicians/Executives/Business Administrators, Academics Professionals (in and outside of child life), Professional writers/editors.