Date of Award

Spring 1961

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Sister Mary Jerome

Abstract

Are liberal visiting hours harmful or beneficial for the emotional health of the pediatric patient? The purpose of this paper is to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion to the problem. Much has been written on this subject by both lay and professional people. Are children emotionally harmed when torn away from their parents and placed in a strange environment such as a hospital? Does it do a child good to learn to adjust to different environments at an early age?

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