How Many More Questions?Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children

How Many More Questions?Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children

Rochelle Caplan and Brenda Bursch

Print publication date: Oct 2012

ISBN: 9780199843824

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts, and guides the reader in how to effectively elicit information about sensitive and stressful topics from young children, such as their emotions, difficulties, problems, worries, and illness. It includes 12 developmental guidelines, techniques, case examples, and illustrative dialogues to provide the reader with the tools needed to address specific communication challenges involved in speaking with young children who have pain, medical trauma, terminal illness, or specific disorders like epilepsy