Gaining trust, avoiding restraint -- Strategies to avoid fear and distress

The use of forced immobilization during medical procedures raises important objections.

To avoid ‘restraint’ and posttraumatic stress symptoms, doctors need to establish a trusting relationship with the child to gain their cooperation.

In the article ‘Managing the Frightened Child’, Baruch Krauss describes and demonstrates  in a series of videos by Benjamin Krauss, a practical approach to establishing trust with children who are fearful of a physical examination or medical procedure.

Baruch S Krauss, MD, EdM, is Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

You can see the article by clicking the link:

Managing the Frightened Child, Benjamin A. Krauss BS, Baruch S. Krauss MD, EdM, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2019, January.

One of the instructive videos that are part of the article:

 

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