The content, format and timing of a preparation for childhood hospitalization booklet: An action research project.

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Journal of Child Health Care, 2016, 20 (2), pp. 214 - 223
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The experience of childhood hospitalization may be improved by appropriate preparation. As part of a larger project to improve preparation practices for children and their families, a group of health-care professionals investigated the content, format and timing of a pre-existing preparation booklet for a particular procedure. This article analyses the evaluation of the preparation booklet that led to a finding that collaboration among health-care professionals enables improved practice and shared professional power and responsibility.
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