Sibling visits in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit are strongly encouraged. To help reduce the stress and fears caused by the hospital experience, our Child Life department is available to carry out preparation sessions for siblings under the age of twelve.
We believe that through preparation, children are able to face uncomfortable situations and in turn learn helpful methods of coping with fears.
Using pictures, medically adapted teaching puppets, and actual medical equipment, our therapists work one-on-one with the children to teach them about the hospital environment and all aspects of care being given to their brother or sister.
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