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Visiting the hospital for an overnight stay can be frightening for you and your child. At Cincinnati Children’s, we take many steps to make this time comfortable for your entire family. We can answer some of the questions you might have as you and your child prepare for your hospital stay.
Please have the following items:
We will supply diapers, hospital gowns, pajama bottoms and slipper socks. But personal items are important to children in the hospital. You may want to bring:
Families have recommended items to help you be more comfortable during your child’s stay:
Patients age 18 or older who have the ability to make an informed decision have the right to make their own medical treatment decisions. You also have the right to draft an advance directive that gives instructions for healthcare in case you are no longer able to participate in treatment decisions. For more information or copies of advance directive forms:
If you or your doctor feels your child is not able to understand the risks and benefits of medical treatment and cannot make informed medical decisions, you must arrange for a legal guardian to be appointed for that purpose. To obtain legal guardianship for an adult child, parents must apply to the probate court in the county where the child lives. For more information, contact a lawyer or the probate court.
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