Items Tagged ‘child life specialists’

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

April 22, 2019

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Hospital social workers help patients and loved ones through difficult medical situations and facilitate communication with care teams. Social workers play a pivotal role at UCLA Health, helping patients and loved ones navigate challenging medical situations. They advocate for patient rights; provide education about conditions, treatments and available community services; conduct mental health […]

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Tags: advance care planning, advance health care directives, care coordination, child life specialists, MSW internship program, palliative care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social workers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Why parents need a hospital playroom too

May 13, 2016

Why parents need a hospital playroom too

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Everyone knows that, for kids, being in the hospital is no fun. That’s why UCLA Health’s child life specialists make sure hospitalized kids still get to be kids. They staff playrooms, orchestrate social events and bring movies and games to kids’ bedsides. Now, child life experts nationwide are recognizing that kids’ parents, who are stressed […]

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Tags: adult caregivers, Chase Child Life Program, child life specialists, children’s health, family resource room, family-centered care, Kellye Carroll, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, pediatric patient, Shannon Allbright, volunteer