Apr 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCL 518 - Child Life II: Impact of Child Hospitalization

Advanced understanding of the child life profession including ethical issues, multi-cultural perspectives, pain management, program administration and supervision, current research, and communication, and therapeutic relationships in a hospital context. Formerly FS 518, students may not receive credit for both. FCL 418 and FCL 518 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

Prerequisite: admission to Family and Child Life MS program.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss principles of communication, advocacy, helping skills, and interdisciplinary and therapeutic relationship formation in a hospital setting. 
  • Describe the impact of chronic and acute pain on pediatric patient.  
  • Demonstrate appropriate support and intervention strategies for children and families including relaxation, comfort positioning, guided imagery, and pain management techniques.
  • Demonstrate culturally competent care in a hospital setting.
  • Describe principles of program administration and supervision in child life.
  • Apply formal and informal assessment techniques to determine developmental and emotional state. Students will be able to adapt approaches, resources, and support to audience need.
  • Graduate students will be able to design interventions for children and families to improve coping during child hospitalization.
  • Graduate students will be able to evaluate the efficacy of child life services.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations Ellensburg

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