When Your Child is Seriously Injured: The emotional impact on families
The emotional impact on families following a traumatic brain injury. Families with children who have had traumatic injuries commonly praise the medical advances and care that literally saved their child’s life in many cases. These families were, however, more critical of the recognition and attention given to their emotional needs while their child was in the hospital.
This booklet was written to address the emotional trauma that inevitably accompanies the physical injury. The content is based on interviews and focus groups with families who shared their experiences and provide strategies to help other families cope during the early days and weeks following a child’s traumatic injury.
This booklet is ideal for nurses, social workers and clinicians to give to families while their child is hospitalized. It will help parents understand their emotions, learn how to comfort their child, give assurance to siblings, ask for help from friends and relatives, and recognize coping styles of partners or spouses. There are also suggestions to help parents plan for their child’s discharge, examples of journal writing and contact information worksheets.
|Pages||44 pages, 5½ x 8½ softcover|
|Year||2006 ~ 3rd edition|