Explaining medical treatment to children
When a child needs medical treatment of any kind, it is important that things are explained in a way that they can understand.
Our publications are designed to provide a simple explanation about different medical procedures and devices for you and your child.
They have been written by medics and peer reviewed by experts.
This publication is intended to supplement the advice given by your child’s medical team.
I need an NG Tube: A children's guide to having a nasogastric tube
I need a PEG: A children's guide to having a gastrostomy tube or button.
- I need a Central Line: A children's guide to having a Hickman line.
- I need a Port: A children's guide to having a vascular access port.
- When I Feel Sore: A guide for children who are experiencing pain.
If your child has sadly had to face the death of a sibling, then this booklet is designed to help you talk with your child about what has happened.
It offers support in a simple that can help children as they adjust to life without their sibling.
It can also be used as a basis to encourage discussion and to raise any questions they may have. It may also help them to voice their feelings.
- My brother has died: a children's guide following the death of a brother.
- My sister has died: A children's guide following the death of a sister.
- My friend has died: A children's guide following the death of a friend.
Content reviewed June 2021