Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Patient Centered Guides
Released: June 2002
An indispensable guide for Spanish speaking parents taking their child to the hospital, whether for stitches, outpatient surgery, or extended stays. Children who are reassured about what lies ahead have less anxiety and cope more easily with procedures and treatments. Well-prepared parents can be calm and effective advocates for their children in a situation that can otherwise be traumatic.
Ayudando a Su Hijo en el Hospital is a practical book of tips and wisdom from veteran parents that will help make any hospital stay easier. Topics include:
Preparing your child
Going to the emergency room
Dealing with doctors
Making the most of the room and facility
Coping with procedures (to minimize discomfort and trauma)
Keeping family life going
Keeping in touch with school
Handling insurance claims
Getting financial assistance
Resources for parents
This edition also features a journal where a child can note personal experiences, opening communication, giving the child a measure of control, and allowing the parent a window into the child's experience.
Nancy Keene has written or co-authored five health books for families. She is co-creator of the Patient-Centered Guides series and Editor of pediatric titles. Nancy is a tireless advocate for childrens health issues, including pediatric clinical trials, childhood cancer, late effects of childhood cancer treatments, pediatric pain relief, and emotional support for families. She frequently speaks for professional and parent groups and works on/with national pediatric advocacy organizations and committees.