Care mapping

I drew a picture to illustrate the complexity of my son’s care
and called it his care map.

The care map became a tool for managing and communicating across sectors and teams.

My son’s care map

In 2011 I was asked to talk about what it’s like to raise a child with complex health care needs. I struggled long and hard to find the right words, but eventually pulled out a bunch of colored markers, sat down at my table, and drew this diagram which I shared with them.

Request for use

My original care map illustration has been used in hundreds to depict the
needs and resourcefulness of people living with multiple chronic conditions.

If you would like to request permission to use the care map image,

please do so below. Please note that I do not grant permission for it
to be used by private companies.



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Care mapping in media

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support network around her special needs son

Team Gabriel: Mother’s incredible mind map reveals 70-strong
support network around her special needs son

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