The heart beads program

KA Dengler, G Scarfe, S Redshaw, V Wilson

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From July 2008 through June 2009, 760 infants and children with cardiac conditions were admitted to a pediatric hospital in Australia with approximately 360 cardiac surgical procedures performed. This was the first experience in hospital for many
of these children, with diagnoses signaling the beginning of a long and arduous journey. These children undergo multiple treatments and procedures, as well as multiple admissions for further surgeries. Procedures in any regard can cause stress and anxiety, especially in children who often have limited understanding and so little control over what happens to them (Lau, 2002)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


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