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Child Life Specialists – Playing to Heal


In the design of our pediatric unit we used patient feedback to create a comfortable and functional environment for children to receive care and to heal. Children’s artwork lines the halls; there are comfortable nooks for reading, areas to play outside, a playroom and even a huge indoor tree to gather underneath. The area is beautiful, but there is at…

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Helping parents help their kids – During a procedure


Medical procedures can be stressful, not just for your child, but for you as well. How your child reacts will depend on a host of factors including their developmental level, level of anxiety, response to stress and past experiences. It would be impossible to eliminate all of the stressful, painful or scary parts of a medical experience, but we can help…

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Eight suggestions for talking about death with children


This weekend Tucson non-profit Many Mouths One Stomach hosts what has become a favorite Tucson event, the All Souls Procession. “The Procession is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and a rejoicing of living.” Part of the events this weekend is the Procession of Little Angels. An…

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Facing down a Type One Diabetes diagnosis – Ella's story

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When your child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes your life changes overnight. Judy Liphman shares her daughter Ella’s story: A visit to the Emergency Department “Ella was just 3 ½ years old, and it was a seemingly normal Friday morning.  My husband, Bill, was getting us up and ready for the day, Ella was enjoying her cup of coffee….I…

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