ERIC Number: ED354374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Development of an Inservice Training Program for Health Care Professionals Working with Pediatric Patients To Increase Awareness of Needs and Concerns of Such Patients.
Crovella, Janiece A.
Because hospitalization is often a frightening and traumatic experience for children and their families, a practicum designed a system of inservice training experiences for hospital personnel. These experiences were intended to enhance or develop skills that would assist them in addressing the needs and concerns of hospitalized children and their families. The practicum was conducted in a 286-bed, private acute care medical center. Issues addressed included needs and concerns of ill children, communication skills, separation anxiety, pain management, and preparation for procedures. Methods of presentation included written materials and clinical supervision. The plan was implemented within one hospital department as a prototype program. Results of the practicum indicated positive changes in staff behaviors and an increase in the level of staff comfort in working with pediatric patients. (Appendixes to the report include employee sample surveys concerning needed workshops addressing pediatric issues, current department practices, and staff level of comfort. A sample evaluation form is also included.) (Contains 14 references.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science Practicum report, Nova University.