Although entering the hospital may be a difficult experience for you and your family, we have found that patients usually adjust within a few days. To make this adjustment easier it is important that you explain to your family members as clearly as you can what the hospitalization will be like and why you believe it is important. Sharing this packet with your family member may help in the explanation.
Patient and family education is an important part of your hospitalization. Throughout your hospitalization you will receive education regarding their diagnosis, treatment, medications (if applicable), and aftercare recommendations, as well as other education as needed in your individual case. A Parent Support Group is held on the unit weekly. This group includes only parents and does not give out any personal information regarding individual patients.