Mar 22, 2023
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.
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.
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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations Ellensburg
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