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Introduction The importance of hearing children's voices in health care is evident in the following example from my experience as a registered nurse caring for a primary school aged child admitted for elective surgery. While completing a routine preoperative checklist with a child (approximately 8-years-old) and his mother, I asked the mother whether the child was allergic to anything. The mother said "no", but the child interrupted saying something like "what about at the party when I was blowing up the balloon?" The mother shrugged off the child's comment as not important. However, I asked the child to tell me more, and he mentioned having tingly lips after blowing up a balloon. I explained to the mother and the child the possible significance of the tingly lips as a sign of an allergy to latex. The anaesthetist was informed; precautions against exposure to latex were taken during the operation and the remainder of the child's stay in hospital. Subsequent testing confirmed the child had a latex allergy. This incident highlights the potential benefits of ensuring children's voices are heard and given due weight in their health care.

GENRE
Business und Finanzen
ERSCHIENEN
2008
1. November
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
UMFANG
13
Seiten
VERLAG
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
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75.8
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