Just Long Enough: Adapting Child Life Services on a General Pediatric Unit for the Short Stay Observation Population
Healthcare is in the midst of a changing climate. This changing climate is resulting in the presence of more short stay units and expedited admissions. This change causes child life specialists to identify and balance new patient and family needs as well as demands from hospital administration. Child life specialists will discuss how to adapt to this new work flow while advocating for the role of child life.