Effects of hospitalisation

  • Factors including developmental age, separation from their caregiver, removal from their familiar environment and the introduction of unfamiliar people and experiences can impact on the way children and young people cope with hospitalisation.

    There are a number of ways the negative effects of hospitalisation can be minimised and children and young people supported to have more understanding and control of their situation.

    The following audio program gives an insight into the effects of hospitalisation on children and what health professionals can do about it.