Coping With Treatment & Hospital
Play is how children make sense of the world around them. In hospital, it helps them to express their feelings and worries, understand what is happening and cope with treatment. This information is for child cancer patients in hospital but is also relevant to any child in hospital.
Your child's continuing education is important when they are in hospital or sick at home for an extended period of time.
There are a number of ways you can help your child if they are having healthcare treatment.
As a parent you know your child best. You can help staff to help your child cope with the procedure or surgery.
You will feel more at ease if you are well informed about your child's hospital visit and have support arranged for you and your whānau (family).