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J Perioper Pract. 2010 Jun;20(6):198-202.

Psychosocial considerations of perioperative care in children, with a focus on effective management strategies.

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Imperial College London School of Medicine, London.

Abstract

Children are not just 'small adults'. They have specific physical, psychological and social requirements that must be identified and addressed to optimise their well-being in the perioperative period. The healthcare practitioner should be trained to understand the needs of the paediatric patient in hospital, including the ever increasing need to take into account cultural differences. Hospital policy should include a preoperative preparation programme, specially aimed at the paediatric population, where parental involvement is encouraged throughout.

PMID:
20586358
DOI:
10.1177/175045891002000601
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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