Don’t thank the nurse!

Jack (4 years old) needed an injection. He was scared. I explained to him the different places on his body that the injection could go so that he could choose. He chose his arm. Despite being given a choice about the location, he remained nervous. I noticed a tear trickle down his face…

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Good Nurses Let them Cry

I see this video doing the rounds on Facebook every few months and it concerns me when I see so many people delighting in the Doctor’s tactics. I know it’s a wonderful feeling to avoid tears. I know how hard it is to witness a child crying especially when you have caused the hurt. But it doesn’t make it ok to disrespect a child by throwing tissues in their face…

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