Preparation for Hospitalization
Prevention is a strong component of nursing care. Preparation prior to hospitalization is essential to make the transition from home to hospital as non-disruptive as possible. Every family should be prepared for what to expect when their child is admitted to the hospital. The child's developmental level as well as his relation with his parents determines when preparation should begin and in how much detail it should be carried out.
Parents have an important role in preparation of the child for hospital admission as they know the strengths and weaknesses of their child and can communicate with their child that will help in the events that will take place in the hospital. However, the parents may not always be the best persons to give the child support. Whatever the circumstances, the child needs a familiar and understanding person to support during admission to the hospital.