This week I visited one of the year 11 youth girls that I lead from church in hospital. I took photos to record my experience. It sparked my interest in hospital wayfinding, safe to say I got pretty lost trying to find my way to the children’s ward at 8pm on a Monday night. The hospital was near on silent but made for a range of photos to be taken without people to show the current environmental graphics. I then learnt after exploring and taking photos that Wellington is currently undergoing new designs for a new Children’s Hospital to be built.
Starting to research paediatric wards:
On Wednesday I went to the Massey Library and got out a range of books on Pediatrics and and information about nursing children. It would be interesting to look into a specific area in the children’s ward and how certain things help, music therapy etc.
These are the books I got out, decided to get a few out as we are currently unsure when/if Uni will close due to COVID-19.
Pediatrics : medical care of children / Edited by Larry Stone – http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=4&sid=726f0fdd-24a1-4ac1-b762-473e261563e1%40pdc-v-sessmgr03&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=cat00245a&AN=massey.b3681307
“Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to infants and children. According to medical science the anatomy and structure of children is considerably different from that of adults and they cannot be treated with same strong dosages of drugs. Neonates require specialized attention and milder medicines during their early stages of life. This book aims to provide a fair idea about this discipline and help develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. Most of the topics introduced herein cover new diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies in paediatrics. This book presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. It is meant for students, doctors, and for those who are looking for an elaborate reference text on medical care of children”