Child life services
Child Life specialist is a trained professional who works alongside physician, nurse, and the rest of the clinical team to help cope with stress and customize experiences during medical care.
The specialist provides education and support, promote play, support parents and siblings and arrange to celebrate special days and occasions. An example of this service is to provide structural and therapeutic play, arrange to celebrate birthday and special day’s party like in Eids, liaise with social development services in the hospital and in the community, provide an age-appropriate mental preparation of a medical procedure and other activities.
Home Care Support
Medical childcare begins in the hospital and may continue at home, that is what known as medical homecare. Homecare has many positive aspects, including providing a sense of security, emphasising on family harmony and psychological comfort for both the child and parents. This is an acceptable option for children with chronic illnesses, or to shorten the unnecessary hospital stay for some patients in order to complete the needed medical care at home. Establishing a dual partnership between parents and medical staff is critical to provide adequate family support that enables family members, especially parents, to provide safe and effective care for their children. Amongst the most common programs for a smooth transition to home care.