WHAT DO CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS IN HOSPITALS DO?
*Work to minimize fears and stress experienced by children, adolescents, and their families regarding healthcare experiences.
*Support the patient’s emotional, social, and cognitive growth in the context of his/her family, culture and developmental stage.
*Implement a wide range of recreational events and activities.
*Support patients and families to continue everyday living experiences as much as possible.
*Strive to enhance patient’s understanding of medical procedures and diagnoses using age appropriate techniques.
*Provide age-appropriate and safe play environments.
*Provide bereavement support for patients and their families.