In such situations, nurses need to consider the consequences of anxiety and distress on a child’s well-being
Thousands of children undergo clinical procedures, such as medicine administration, blood tests, examinations and X-rays every day. In many cases these procedures go well and are completed quickly, and the child leaves happily with a sticker or certificate. However, there are occasions when a child becomes upset, distressed and resists all the attempts of healthcare professionals to complete a procedure.
Nursing Children and Young People. 34, 3, 7-8. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.34.3.7.s3
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