Preparation a Child for Surgery and Hospitalization

Vakili, Rahim and Ajilian Abbasi, Maryam and Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Seyed Amirhosein and Khademi, Gholamreza and Saeidi, Masumeh (2015) Preparation a Child for Surgery and Hospitalization. International Journal of Pediatrics, 3 (3.1). pp. 593-599.

IJP_Volume 3_Issue 3.1_Pages 593-599.pdf

Download (204kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Hospitalization and medical experiences can be confusing and stressful for children, teens and their families. It is very common for young people and their families to have many questions when they are scheduled for surgery or hospitalization. When children are given opportunities to cope successfully with medical experiences, they may see themselves as more capable, more in control, and more reassured. This success often leads to a more positive sense of self, as well as a healthier regard for medical procedures in general. Also, previous medical experiences can affect how the child will react to hospitalization. It is important to maintain a normal routine and activities, such as playing and schooling. Family and friend’s child should be encouraged to visit the child patient. The best way to prepare the child for hospitalization is to prepare ourselves by understanding what will occur.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 00:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 00:42

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item