Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun

Stanford Medicine| Mon Feb 15 00:01:31 EST 2016
Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun

Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.

It was a young girl with epilepsy who made Susan Kinnebrew certain she’d chosen the right career.

The girl was scheduled to undergo surgery for her seizure disorder. She was scared. To get through the procedure, she wanted something beyond the expert ministrations of her brain surgeon, anesthesiologist and operating room nurses. She wanted to bring ....

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