The emotional development of our youngest patients can be disrupted by hospitalisation. In this episode, A/Prof Brigid Jordan provides us with a framework for understanding how toddlers react to illness, and explores the difference between tolerable stress and trauma.
Brigid is a social worker and infant mental health clinician, educator and researcher. Her research focus is the impact of early life stress on the health and mental health of infants. She has had a key role in developing the clinical field of infant mental health in Australia, and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.
This podcast has been produced by The Education Hub, a collaboration between the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.
The producers have made considerable efforts to ensure the information contained in the podcast is accurate, evidence-based and up to date at the time of publication however the information and advice offered is intended as a guide only and does not replace the need for clinical expertise and the application of clinical judgment to each individual presentation.