Published Date2018-04-01
JournalNursing science quarterly, 2018-04-01, Volume 31 Find other publications in this journal
Author Info
  • 1 North Park University, Chicago, IL, USA.


Childhood should be a carefree and happy time. Some children, however, experience feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral and mental health conditions. Healthcare providers need to develop a keen eye and an understanding demeanor to aid children and identify their needs and concerns. By providing a warm, inviting area for children to express their feelings and being with them in true presence, children may be more forthcoming in providing information about what they value.