ERIC Number: ED239738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Preparation of Young Healthy Children for Possible Hospitalization: The Issues. Monograph No. 1.
Azarnoff, Pat, Ed.
Ten authors' viewpoints about preparing healthy children for possible hospitalization are presented. Selected topics include (1) the fallacy of "preparing" young healthy children for possible hospitalization, (2) parents as the best preparers of young children, (3) preparing young children for unplanned hospital admissions, (4) anxiety created when young children tour hospitals, (5) engendering positive feelings about hospitals and health care, (6) program models for preparing healthy children for hospitalization, (7) preparing children for hospitalization, (8) preventing distress once the child is in the hospital, (9) children's handling of difficult events, (10) information about nonpatient preparation by three child advocacy groups, and (11) practices and studies in nonpatient preparation. Bibliographies for adults and young children are included. The board of directors and advisory board members of pediatric projects are listed. (BJD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, Health Needs, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Medical Care Evaluation, Patients, Young Children
Pediatric Projects, Inc., P.O. Box 1880, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($12.00; quantity rates upon request).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pediatric Projects Inc., Santa Monica, CA.
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