Role of pediatric nurse in management of child with special needs

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Author Details : Mir Uzma Ashraf*, Priyanka Choudhary

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 148-150

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Background: Children facing life with chronic illness and disability are increasing in number. There are multiple factors which are responsible for that. Most of the children survive well into adulthood with early intervention, treatment and care. Pediatric nurses may create excellent professional roles caring for children with special health care needs and their families. The main responsibility will be to provide the children medical care and developmental training so that they can handle basic daily functions and lead happy, healthy lives. The role of a pediatric nurse in this field is not fixed. They may have to carry out different kinds of responsibilities based on the type and extent of special need.
Introduction: Pediatric nurses are responsible for helping children adapt to a hospital setting and prepare them for medical treatment and procedures. These nurses have special training to provide expert care to the child with special needs while working with the family to address their concerns, problems and help them to understand different treatment options and services available for the child with special needs.
Conclusion: Pediatric nurses not only focus on the child with special needs but involve themselves in the wellbeing of other family members. They have special training in caring of children, good interacting skills, good empathy, immense love for children, flexibility, having control over their own emotions and stress management skills.

Keywords: Pediatric nurse, Management, Child, Special needs

How to cite : Ashraf M U, Choudhary P, Role of pediatric nurse in management of child with special needs. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2021;4(4):148-150

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Article History

Received : 12-11-2021

Accepted : 28-11-2021

Available online : 11-01-2022

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