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What are common stressors that hospitalized children may experience?

Some common stressors that hospitalized children may experience include the following:
  • loss of bodily control
  • forced dependence
  • loss of competence
  • fear of bodily mutation or deformities
  • fear of loss of bodily functions
  • fear of pain
  • fear of death
  • fear of anesthesia (unknown sleep)
  • isolated from peers and school
  • limited caregiver involvement
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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