Preparing an Adolescent - Age: 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.
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