Innovations in Paediatrics Children’s Assessment Unit and Developing Outreach Service
Elizabeth Culbert, Charge Nurse, Dunedin Hospital
Pamela Cocks, Staff Nurse, Dunedin Hospital
Tania Smaill, Staff Nurse, Co-ordinator of Children’s Assessment Unit
Reference: Culbert, E., Cocks, E., & Smaill, T. (1996). Innovations in Paediatrics Children’s Assessment Unit and Developing Outreach Service Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 11(3), 9-13
The establishment of the National Association for Welfare of Children in Hospital marks a key point in the progression of ideas about the most appropriate ways to care for children in hospital. It was preceded by research, a number of reports which documented the potentially stressful effects of hospitalization both for children and for their families (Darbyshire, 1993).