Friday, April 19, 2024

Promoting Resilience in Pediatric Patients

Ten years ago, “Jackson Stone’s Brave Decision to Amputate His Foot” was uploaded to YouTube.1 The video includes interviews with the 13-year-old Jackson and a clip of him discussing the decision with his physician. His mature and thoughtful processing will be familiar to many clinicians who work with patients in this age group. The way that many children, including those much younger than Jackson, respond positively to challenges is one of the most rewarding aspects of providing care to this population.

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