F: Remember the Family

Chronic childhood diseases change the ways families function, cope, and maintain a sense of normalcy.

Keeping a family together during a trauma situation reduces anxiety and fear for both the child and the parent(s).

A cystic fibrosis diagnosis forces a family into a completely new way of life, filled with many difficulties and challenges. Countless pills, time consuming inhaled medications, and the ever present possiblity of a lung infection alter every aspect of a child's life.

Can a PICU stay leave a lasting impact on the emotional well-being of a child? Decades of research says it can.

Have you ever had a pediatric patient and/or their parent(s) express overwhelming feelings of fear, helplessness, and horror after a car accident, dog bite, or another type of injury?