August 1974

The Effects of Hospitalization on Children: Models for Their Care.

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Edited by Evelyn K Oremland, MSW, Jerome D Oremland, MD. Price, $12.75. Pp 341. Charles C Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Ill, 1973.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(2):262. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110270136036

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The Effects of Hospitalization on Children: Models for Their Care, a book based on a symposium held in San Francisco in September 1970, will be of interest to those who place a high priority on attending to the developmental needs of the hospitalized child. It's helpfulness will depend on what the reader expects and extracts in the way of content and concepts: those who seek such guidelines as what, when, why, and how in relation to individual children will find much of value; those who seek more general approaches and clarifying overviews of hospitals and children will gain new ideas and insights.

Chapters to be read chiefly for content include preparation for hospitalization, surgical procedures, infants, adolescents, and death. Especially impressive are the contributions of Emma Plank, MA—always an inspiration to those privileged to work with children; Jane Kline, RN, on the nurse's role on a youth ward; John Showalter,

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