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