"Just as my husband and I recognized how much child life supported our child during a stressful medical experience, nurses and doctors also take note. The nurse who placed my son's IV said, 'We love child life!' and recently a doctor said to me, 'The way you speak and interact with the children before surgery makes a huge difference. In witnessing our work, the multidisciplinary team can help validate theory put to practice, highlight the significance of language, and champion the role of child life. '"
"Child development, play, and ethical considerations provide the foundation for our practices as child life specialists, but it is the language of leadership that provides a compass to navigate us through all of our experiences, both personal and professional."
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