The material covered in this lesson is not only vital to you as a medical specialist
but also as a parent, relative, or friend. A child in good health has a different view of the
world than an adult and, therefore, needs to be dealt with differently. The sick or injured
child may be coping with fear and pain, causing him to be a difficult patient. Your
patience and understanding of the child will ease his mind, allowing you to treat him and
help him on the road to recovery.