Hi Child-lifers!

I have big news I wanted to share with you all….. I GOT A JOB!!!

This is how I felt after graduation!! BTW, in case you didn’t know I love Friends! haha

Just 3 short weeks after graduation I accepted the position. I will not be disclosing exactly in which hospital, but I can share it is in the Emergency Department. I will be starting in a few weeks!! AHHH!

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Internship Update { 4 months }

Hi Child Lifers!

Happy New Year!!! I hope this new year brings you lots of happiness and many successful patient/family interactions.

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It has been a really LONG time since I’ve posted. I definitely underestimated my ability to be an intern, student, and blogger all at the same time! Seriously kuddos to whoever can balance all that.

These past 4 months of my internship have been crazy, exciting, overwhelming, fun, and so much more. Some major highlights have been:

  • What I believed would be a one semester internship turned into a two semester internship.
  • I have come to embrace my lengthy commute.
  • From September to December I have been in both the general pediatric unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Along side my supervisors, I have experienced bereavement support, medical education, therapeutic play, and procedural support.
  • I have become confident enough to approach cases independently.
  • I have built wonderful relationships with chronic patients and families.
  • I survived the holiday rush! It was so much fun 🙂

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App find: Headspace

Hi Child lifers!

This month’s app find is one that can help patients of all ages, as well as yourself.

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Wondering what it is? It’s called Headspace: Mediation. It has tons of guided meditation sessions for adults and children.  It does require a subscription for the more detailed sessions, but there are a lot of free basic sessions that you can recommend to teenage patients and that you can try yourself. The sessions for younger children require a subscription.

Some examples of sessions they have for adults are:

  • Managing Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Coping with cancer
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief

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App find: Simply Sayin’

Hello Child lifers!

I decided that I will post monthly finds of helpful apps. With how rapid technology is growing of course it’s only appropriate that apps are being generated to help children with hospitalization, self-expression, coping, etc.

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Some of you may have heard of this app, but I just discovered it this week and I’M OBSESSED! It was developed by the child life department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

App: Simply Sayin’

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