Paula Hicks

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Recently, increased recognition has been attributed to the requirement to include the views of child patients in the planning of new health care services so that contemporary buildings can be designed to enhance future experience. This is important, especially since the voices of young children are so often under-represented or represented through adult(More)
BACKGROUND In the last number of years heightened interest has been attributed to the impact of hospital environments on children's psychosocial well-being. With policy largely built around adult assumptions, knowledge about what constitutes a child-friendly hospital environment from young children's perspectives has been lacking. If hospital environments(More)
Spending a lifetime with a serious or chronic health condition can be traumatic, stressful and physically and emotionally painful. This is especially true when the individual enduring the condition is a child or adolescent. The psychosocial issues suffered by these children include isolation, change in family dynamics, depression, withdrawal, loss of peer(More)
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