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Child Life Services 

Preparing for a Hospital Stay: Adolescent (12 years and older) 

Fears: change in appearance, pain, loss of control, death and honesty with doctors, nurses and family members.

  • Allow for independence when possible.
  • Encourage peer interactions.
  • Allow your child to be involved in his or her care and decisions.
  • Provide reasons for test/procedures.
  • Provide distraction/relaxation techniques during procedures.
  • Respect privacy when possible.

For more helpful information, click on the following links:

    Distractions

    What Happens When You Go For Your Test

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