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Springfield, Massachusetts


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SMRT 578

Applied Principles in Child Life and Family Centered Care

This course is designed to facilitate students understanding of the practical application of Child Life and Family-Centered-Care principles. Through experiential activities and seminar style discussion, students practice various application skills used by Child Life Specialists including (but not limited to) assessment, building supportive relationships, pre-procedural teaching, procedural support and distraction, pain management interventions, death and associated interventions, and sibling support. A significant focus is placed on the role of play for the hospitalized child and the role of the Child Life Specialist during bereavement situations

Units: 3.0

SMRT 576 - Child Life: Clinical Issues and Techniques
SMRT 574 - Child Life Concepts and Theories in Working with the Hospitalized Child