Staying at the hospital: Advice for teensSStaying at the hospital: Advice for teensStaying at the hospital: Advice for teensEnglishNATeen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesTeen (13-18 years)NA2010-03-04T05:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS5.0000000000000080.0000000000000713.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Being in the hospital does not have to mean no fun. Learn tips on how to make the most out of your stay. </p><h2>Stuck in the hospital?</h2><p>Being in the hospital for any length of time is not something teens or anyone else would choose. But being in the hospital does not have to mean no fun.</p><p>Here are some tips to make the most out of your stay and some other things you should think about.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If you are a teen in the hospital get to know and talk to other teens, they will have a better understanding about what you are feeling.</li><li>Get to know and talk to your health care team, ask them questions and participate in your own care.</li><li>Get to know what you can and cannot do in the hospital, find out about what activities are going on in the hospital and bring things from home that will help to keep you busy.</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>Visit the Family Centre. The centre is located on the main floor, close to Shoppers Drug Mart. </p> <p>Visit Marnie’s Lounge on the 4th floor. There you can play all kinds of games, use the computers and meet other teens.</p> <p>Visit the Children's Library on the main floor, where you can find books to read.</p> <p>The Children’s Council is a group of 20 kids, ages 9 to 17, who help make SickKids a better place for kids. With assistance from the child life department, they advise hospital staff and work on projects aimed at improving health and comfort for kids and families at the hospital. </p> <p>The Council loves feedback. If you have any suggestions, questions or your own tip you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. You can reach us in one of these ways: </p> <p>E-mail us at: childrens.council@sickkids.ca</p> <p>Call us: 416-813-6627 ext. 3</p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/patient-family-resources/child-family-centred-care/children-and-families-as-partners-in-care/childrens-council/childrens-council.html" target="_blank">Children's Council</a> website.</p>
Séjourner à l’hôpital : Conseils pour les adolescentsSSéjourner à l’hôpital : Conseils pour les adolescentsStaying at the hospital: Advice for teensFrenchNATeen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesTeen (13-18 years)NA2010-03-04T05:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS5.0000000000000080.0000000000000713.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Un séjour à l’hôpital ne signifie pas qu’il ne faut pas s’amuser. Apprenez comment profiter au maximum de votre séjour. </p><h2>Bloqué à l’hôpital?</h2><p>Se retrouver à l’hôpital pendant un certain temps n’est pas quelque chose que les adolescents ou quiconque apprécie. Mais cela ne doit pas pour autant éliminer tout le plaisir!</p><p>Voici quelques conseils pour profiter au maximum de votre séjour et certains points auxquels il est bon de réfléchir.</p> <br><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Si vous êtes un adolescent hospitalisé, apprenez à connaître et à parler à d’autres adolescents. Ils comprendront mieux ce que vous ressentez.</li><li>Apprenez à connaître et à parler à votre équipe soignante, à lui poser des questions et à participer à vos soins.</li><li>Apprenez à connaître ce qui est permis ou interdit à l’hôpital, découvrez les activités qui y sont offertes et apportez des objets de la maison qui vous aideront à vous tenir occupé.</li></ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids :</h2> <p>Visitez le centre de ressources pour les familles qui s’appelle AboutKidsHealth. Vous pouvez utiliser la bibliothèque pour en apprendre plus sur votre état. Le centre est situé au rez-de-chaussé, près du magasin Shoppers Drug Mart.</p> <p>Visitez le salon Marnie au 4e étage. Vous pourrez y jouer à toutes sortes de jeux, utiliser les ordinateurs et rencontrer d’autres adolescents.</p> <p>Visitez la Salle de lecture du premier étage pour trouver de la lecture à votre goût.</p> <p>Le Conseil des enfants est un groupe de 12 enfants, âgés de 9 à 18, qui contribuent à faire de l’hôpital SickKids un meilleur endroit pour les enfants. Avec l’aide du personnel du département de la vie des enfants, ces jeunes font des recommandations au personnel de l’hôpital et ils travaillent sur des projets pour améliorer la santé et le confort des enfants et des familles à l’hôpital.</p> <p>Le Conseil adore recevoir des commentaires alors si vous avez des suggestions, des questions, ou quelques conseils personnels à partager, nous voudrions bien vous entendre ! Vous pouvez communiquer avec nous comme suit :</p> <p>Par courriel à l’adresse childrens.council@sickkids.ca</p> <p>Par téléphone au 416-813-6627, poste 3</p> <p>Consultez notre site Web à l’adresse <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/patient-family-resources/child-family-centred-care/children-and-families-as-partners-in-care/childrens-council/childrens-council.html" target="_blank">Children's Council</a> (disponible en anglais seulement).</p>

 

 

Staying at the hospital: Advice for teens1164.00000000000Staying at the hospital: Advice for teensStaying at the hospital: Advice for teensSEnglishNATeen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesTeen (13-18 years)NA2010-03-04T05:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS5.0000000000000080.0000000000000713.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Being in the hospital does not have to mean no fun. Learn tips on how to make the most out of your stay. </p><h2>Stuck in the hospital?</h2><p>Being in the hospital for any length of time is not something teens or anyone else would choose. But being in the hospital does not have to mean no fun.</p><p>Here are some tips to make the most out of your stay and some other things you should think about.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>If you are a teen in the hospital get to know and talk to other teens, they will have a better understanding about what you are feeling.</li><li>Get to know and talk to your health care team, ask them questions and participate in your own care.</li><li>Get to know what you can and cannot do in the hospital, find out about what activities are going on in the hospital and bring things from home that will help to keep you busy.</li> </ul><h2>Ask questions and talk to people</h2> <h3>Other patients</h3> <p>Other teens in hospital probably feel about the same as you do. Having someone your own age to talk to can help. You might be surprised how easy it can be to make friends at the hospital. Sharing your feelings with someone who knows what it is like to stay at the hospital can also help. </p> <h3>What or what not to tell others</h3> <p>Sometimes teenagers worry about being different and how much information to share with friends. You should think about what you do and do not want to tell others. Hospital staff can help with this. Ask to speak to your child life specialist, social worker or nurse. </p> <h3>The doctors and nurses</h3> <p>Get to know your health care team and do not be afraid to ask them questions. These people include your doctors or nurses, your child life specialist or your social worker. </p> <p>Talk to your doctors or nurses about participating in your own care. Find out what you can do. Some hospitals have libraries and other resources you can use to learn about your condition and treatment. Most people who get active in their own care feel better about themselves for doing it. </p> <p>Talk to your child life specialist or social worker about keeping busy and staying mentally positive about being in the hospital. Remember, it is part of their job to help you in this way. </p> <h2>Find out what you can and cannot do in the hospital</h2> <p>Many hospitals have rules about using phones and other electronics. You should find out when and where you can use these things.</p> <h3>Things to do</h3> <ul> <li>Find out what activities are going on in the hospital. Some hospitals put on plays and have movie nights. There may also be a lounge or hang out area just for teens. Often, these rooms will have computers with Internet and computer games and they are great places to meet other teens. </li> <li>Find out what is going on outside the hospital. Keep in touch with family and friends. Let them know how you are doing and stay current with what is going on in their lives. Just because you are in the hospital does not mean you have to lose touch with people you care about. Let them know when they can come for a visit or when the best time to phone is.</li> <li>Find out what food choices you have. You might be surprised what you can get inside the hospital if you ask. It might also be okay to eat things from outside the hospital. If so, ask friends and family to bring your favourite foods from home or from a restaurant. </li> <li>Do not fall behind in school. Bring homework or have it brought to you. Many hospitals have teachers to help you with school work. There may also be computers you can use to research and write assignments.</li> <li>Remember to keep your things in a safe place. Lock up anything you do not want to lose.</li> <li>Keep busy. Bring fun things from home that will help you enjoy your time. Bring your own books, magazines, music, portable video games, journal, movies, puzzles or anything else you are interested in. </li> <li>Bring things that make you feel comfortable such as a teddy bear, pillow, blanket and pictures from home. Instead of wearing hospital gowns all the time, wear your own pyjamas. </li> <li>Your hospital may also have a library of books, movies and games you can access. Find out about this. </li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>Visit the Family Centre. The centre is located on the main floor, close to Shoppers Drug Mart. </p> <p>Visit Marnie’s Lounge on the 4th floor. There you can play all kinds of games, use the computers and meet other teens.</p> <p>Visit the Children's Library on the main floor, where you can find books to read.</p> <p>The Children’s Council is a group of 20 kids, ages 9 to 17, who help make SickKids a better place for kids. With assistance from the child life department, they advise hospital staff and work on projects aimed at improving health and comfort for kids and families at the hospital. </p> <p>The Council loves feedback. If you have any suggestions, questions or your own tip you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. You can reach us in one of these ways: </p> <p>E-mail us at: childrens.council@sickkids.ca</p> <p>Call us: 416-813-6627 ext. 3</p> <p>Visit the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/patient-family-resources/child-family-centred-care/children-and-families-as-partners-in-care/childrens-council/childrens-council.html" target="_blank">Children's Council</a> website.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/staying_at_hospital_advice_for_teens.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/staying_at_hospital_advice_for_teens.jpgStaying at the hospital: Advice for teens

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