Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Artwork is a powerful therapeutic tool to help children and caregivers express their emotions about their medical experiences. Children often have a difficult time verbalizing feelings associated with pain and the modality of art provides them the opportunity to...
Helping Hospitalized Adolescents Cope

Helping Hospitalized Adolescents Cope

Making the hospital a happier place for children of all ages is a rewarding, but of course challenging task—and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Tactics and techniques differ for different genders, cultures and age groups. What’s employed for school-age...
Making Hospital Stays Easier on Infants & Toddlers

Making Hospital Stays Easier on Infants & Toddlers

Understanding what little ones need is always a challenge—are they hungry, tired, afraid? When they’re in the hospital, that challenge is compounded. Their little minds are inundated with new information, sights, sounds and sensations and then, something unfamiliar...
Quality in Children’s Healthcare

Quality in Children’s Healthcare

A short and sweet question: What does quality look like in healthcare for children? The Institute of Medicine defines health care quality as “the degree to which health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes...