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Teddy Bear Clinic Helps the Teddy Bears in Children’s Cancer Hospital Get Well Quick

CCH Newsletter - Summer 2011


Doctors, nurses, clinic assistants, ER attendants, surgical aides and other medical staff were on duty in the Children’s Cancer Hospital PediDome in April to help treat some very special teddy bears.

 

 

 

Children’s Cancer Hospital patients “registered” their teddy bears and then proceeded through the clinic for a complete check-up. Knowing the drill, the patients expected check-ups and information on vital signs, immunizations, X-rays, surgery and more. Stations at the Teddy Bear Clinic allowed patients to explore common procedures and learn through a fun medical play experience.  

The Teddy Bear Clinic was part of Child Life Week, a yearly celebration that showcases the work of child life specialists and assistants at MD Anderson. Child life specialists work with children and their families to help promote effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families and encourage optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to health care and hospitalization.


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