Features of clinical examination of young children
Very often a doctor, when necessary to examine a small child, has many problems. Children, as a rule, are afraid of white coats, doctors and everything connected with them. Especially if they already faced hospitals and treatment, and this left negative memories. Therefore, very often they are extremely reluctant to allow (and sometimes do not allow) to examine themselves, they are seriously going to contact. Observance of some simple techniques will allow the doctor to avoid many conflicts and establish a simple and easy communication with the child.
Little children are very sensitive to recognizing them as individuals, so you should definitely greet the child personally when you visit the apartment for a visit. We recommend doing this always if your patient’s age exceeds 2 years. And if you still know the name of the child, then be sure to add it to the greeting, calling the baby by name. And your attitude to the child should not depend on how you feel about his parents. It must be sincere and benevolent (even if his father and mother cause you a lot of negative emotions). The child will certainly feel your sincerity, he will be very pleased, and you will quickly find a common language with him.