Breaking Down the Barriers of Pill Swallowing through Behaviour Modification
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Research has shown that over 25% of pediatric patients have difficulties with pill swallowing. Anxiety surrounding pill swallowing can lead to lack of confidence, frustration and non-compliance with overall medical treatment. Behaviour modification-based programs allow patients to learn pill swallowing techniques through positive reinforcement, shaping and modeling.
Suggested Domain: Intervention
1. Share hands on tips to introduce a successful yet cost effective pill swallowing program.
2. Show new ways of encouraging patients to play an active part in their medical care.
3. Integrate research based evidence into the work of Certified Child Life Specialists.
Certified Child Life Specialist
Allison got a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Family Relations from The University of Guelph and then attended McMaster University for the Child Life Studies program. She worked for 10+ years at SickKids Hospital in the Labatt Family Heart Centre and now works at Alberta Children's Hospital in the Child Life Department.
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