The Sociology Aspect Of Child Hospitalization Essay

1394 Words Sep 10th, 2015 6 Pages
As a Child and Family Development major, it was easy for me to decide what I wanted my essay to focus on, and that was children. The emphasis of my major is on Child Life. A child life specialist is a health care professional that works with children and their families to help them cope with long term hospitalization and illness. Therefore, this brought me to the topic of the negative effects of hospitalization on children. With this topic likely to be a part of my everyday life in the future, I was more than excited to research, and explore articles in this domain. The three disciplines that I looked into with my topic were psychology, sociology, and medicine. Psychology fit in well with my topic, and how hospitalization effects the psychological well being of children and their families. I knew that this stress could have direct effects on a child’s mind and behavior. Secondly, I chose to explore the sociology aspect of child hospitalization. I was interested in how children not only stayed connected to the outside world while in the hospital, but also became connected to a social life within the walls of the hospital. Lastly, I decided to research the discipline of medicine in relation to my topic, because I wanted to learn whether hospitalization also had direct effects on a child’s physical well being. When deciding where to start, I chose to begin with the discipline of psychology. I began by searching “Children--hospitalization Psychological aspects”. These terms…

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