The ill child in the hospital and other care settingsLinda A. Strong, MSN, RN, CPNP, CNE
Hospitalization in childhoodobjectives:•Identify the stressors of illness & hospitalization for children & their responses in various developmental stages.•Explain factors that influence the reactions & responses of children & their families during illness & hospitalization.•Discuss nursing care that minimizes the effects of stressors for children who are ill or hospitalized•Describe appropriate safety measures when caring for children of all ages in the hospital.
Hospitalization in Childhood•Stressors of hospitalization•Fear and anxiety•Separation anxiety•Protest•Despair•Detachment/denial•Loss of control
Hospitalization in Childhood•Children’s responses to stressors of hospitalization•Infants•Toddlers•Preschoolers•Magical thinking
Hospitalization in Childhood•Children’s responses to stressors of hospitalization•School-age•Adolescents
Hospitalization in Childhood•Factors affecting children’s reactions to hospitalization•