Helping the Child and Family with Surgery: Discussion of Dr. Gabriel’s and Dr. Danilowicz’s Paper

  • Irving N. Berlin
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)


It is a pleasure to discuss such a clear and straightforward approach to a problem so many of us have found so difficult. Drs. Gabriel and Danilowicz are probably in more fortunate circumstances than many of us who have tried to get both hospital administrators and pediatric and orthopedic sugreons to recognize the importance of family access to children and to provide for overnight stay. In a recent discussion between Dane Prugh and the past President of the Academy of Pediatrics, they agreed that no more than 10% of hospitals serving children either recognize or provide for family access to children.


Hospital Administrator Overnight Stay Play Session Anticipatory Guidance Preventative Mental Health 
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  1. Plank, Emma N. Working with Children in Hospitals. Chicago Year Book Medical Publishers, 1971.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving N. Berlin
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  1. 1.University of New Mexico School of MedicineAlbuquerqueUSA

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