ERIC Number: ED143433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
When Your Child Goes to the Hospital.
Pizzo, Peggy Daly
This booklet, addressed to parents of young children, deals with preparation for and adjustment to the hospitalization of a child. Common problems and fears of children are described and suggestions are offered for dealing with them. The importance of adequate preparation of both parent and child is emphasized, and advice is given on how to obtain information, how to choose doctor and hospital, and how to become familiar with hospital organization and procedures. Suggestions are given for preparing the child in advance of the hospital stay, on admission day, and before treatment, and helping the child adjust to the return home. Advice on how to communicate effectively with doctors and other health care personnel is included. The appendix includes readings, for children and parents, and names and addresses of organizations concerned with the emotional needs of the hospitalized child. (BF)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Fear, Health Education, Hospital Personnel, Hospitalized Children, Medical Services, Parent Counseling, Parent Participation, Parent Role
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-091-00217-7, $0.85, plus minimum charge of $1.00 for each mail order)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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