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Introduction to Child Life Documentation

This course is designed to prepare students for clinical assessment and various types of writing and documentation pertaining to child life services. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in identifying and gathering salient information about patients and their families, assessing patient and family emotional vulnerability and coping skills, chart writing (including electronic medical records), narrative progress and procedural note formats, student journals, case studies, grant proposals and research studies. Students will learn to apply developmental, stress and coping theories to their assessments and interventions, including family centered care and cultural considerations in all observations, recordings and writings. Course benefits and outcomes will provide students with an introductory preparation experience for clinical analysis, assessment and documentation before entering a supervised internship placement. [Prerequisites are EDUC 500 and EDUC 821, co-requisite is EDUC 822]