What are some stressors hospitalized teenagers may experience?

Some stressors that hospitalized teenagers may experience include the following:
  • lack of trust
  • loss of independence and control
  • threat of change in body image
  • restriction of physical activities
  • loss of peer acceptance and/or fear of rejection
  • threat to bodily competence
  • threat to future
  • fear of death
  • isolation
  • limited caregiver involvement
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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