Both Sides Of The White Coat: An Insider’s Perspectives On The Critically Ill Child

“This book is the result of seven years of fear, uncertainty, and hardship as a family has attempted to cope with a child’s unexpected life-threatening illness. This story differs from that of many other families coping with childhood illness in that we as parents already had intimate “insider” knowledge of serious illness. I was a… More Both Sides Of The White Coat: An Insider’s Perspectives On The Critically Ill Child

Brave Little Megan

Book Cover, Brave Little Megan

Megan is a sweet little girl who needs to have back surgery (a rod placed). This is her first surgery and Megan is scared. Her parents reassure her that they will help her to be brave and everything will be okay. Megan realizes that she can do something that she thought was impossible. Follows Megan… More Brave Little Megan

Fuzzy & Frankie

A story that helps children deal with serious illness and medical treatment. Ages 4 and up.

Getting Your Child Ready For Outpatient Surgery

Book Cover, Getting Your Child Ready For Outpatient Surgery

A great picture book showing children what to expect when they go to the hospital for surgery – from the point of checking in, to going home. Actual photos are blended with illustrations drawn by an 8 year old.

Going To The Hospital

Book Cover, Going To The Hospital

Delightful introduction to dealing with a new experience. This will help children understand about going to the hospital. Ages 3 and up.

Inside Outside: Building a Meaningful Life After the Hospital (DVD)

Inside outside is a work of hope created by ex-patient film-makers Pat Deegan and Terry Strecker. The film depicts the lives of eight people with very significant histories of institutionalization, as they transition from nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals into the community. (49 min.)

My First Visit To Hospital

Book Cover, My First Visit To Hospital

Jonathan goes to the hospital to have tubes put in his ears. He talks about getting the whole process, from getting checked in, to going home. Simple text and colorful pictures will help to reduce fear for children undergoing a first surgery. Ages 4 and up.

Overcoming Medical Phobias: How To Conquer Fear Of Blood, Needles, Doctors and Dentist

Book Cover, Overcoming Medical Phobias: How To Conquer Fear Of Blood, Needles, Doctors and Dentist

This book can help you overcome your medical phobia. Start by learning about your fears, where they might come from, what factors influence them, and how you can best prepare to overcome them. Then you’ll gradually and safely confront your specific fears. The book also includes information about avoiding relapse so you can maintain your… More Overcoming Medical Phobias: How To Conquer Fear Of Blood, Needles, Doctors and Dentist

Preparing You And Your Child For Day Surgery

Lots of photos and simple explanations of what it is like to have a day surgery. While it was written for a specific hospital, the process is general enough to apply to most and will answer questions children may have.

Preparing Your Child For A Medical Procedure

A collection of books for children, created by child life departments, showing actual pictures and providing explanations of what it is like to have an X-ray, a Cat Scan, an MRI, a VCUG, or a sleep study.

Sometimes

Toby loves his big sister Clemmie. She always looks after him and he looks after her—no matter what. Toby knows his sister is very brave, but when she has to go to the hospital again, they both have to help each other face their fears. Together, they still find ways to have fun and make the hospital… More Sometimes

The Hospital Book

Book Cover, The Hospital Book

Going to the hospital for the first time will be easier for children if they know what to expect when they get there this book introduces them to the various professionals who will take care of them during their visit. Reassures young readers. Ages 6 and up.

Why Am I Going To The Hospital?

Book Cover, Why Am I Going To The Hospital?

A children’s book that helps parents prepare their young child for a hospital visit. Explains some of the things that happen in a hospital and some of the things one can see. Ages 3 and up.