Hospitalized Child. Presented by Marlene Meador RN, MSN, CNE. Child’s Reactions to Illness or Hospitalization. Influencing factors Internal Age (cognitive development) Preparation & coping skills Culture Previous experience with healthcare system.
Marlene Meador RN, MSN, CNE
How would a nurse best respond to a parent who is overly concerned about the child’s regression?
How does toileting pattern and pacifier/bottle response differ from other regression?
Avoid placating or condescending phrases.
Remember to ask “where” they hurt.
To children, emotional feelings are a “hurt”.
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