In order to reduce stress and promote positive coping, early and ongoing assessment of the patient and family’s needs is vital. Child life specialists have the opportunity to enhance the family's experience by completing assessment phone calls prior to planned medical events. In this session, participants will learn the role and value of the assessment phone call and be empowered to incorporate teachings into practice. SUGGESTED DOMAIN: Assessment
Discuss the value and benefits of assessment.
Explore the role of the assessment phone call and how it can be implemented into their practice.
Discuss the value and benefits of the assessment phone call.
Discuss statistical and anecdotal evidence supporting the power of the assessment phone call.
Sarah Beth Gray
Sarah Beth Gray is a native of Mississippi and a University of Mississippi graduate. She has spent 13 years in the child life field, beginning her career at Baptist Memorial Hospital East (Memphis, TN) and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is currently employed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in the radiology department. Sarah Beth is passionate about serving the radiology population and program development. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching reality TV, and attending concerts.