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Madeline H. Petrillo, Papers

MC 231

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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Petrillo, Madeline
Madeline H. Petrillo, Papers
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MC 231
9 URC Box(es)
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Madeline H. Petrillo, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Madeline H. Petrillo received her R.N. Nursing Diploma from Park Avenue Hospital School of Nursing, her B.S.N. Ed. in Education from the University of Rochester and her M.Ed. in Mental Health Consultation/Psychiatric Nursing from Columbia University Teachers College.

As co-author of Emotional Care of Hospitalized Children, she received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award in Pediatrics in 1972 and again in 1980.

Madeline is a nationally known speaker in the field if pediatric mental health. Her workshop presentations around the country have focused on the many psychosocial aspects of pediatric care. She has a broad background of pediatric experience in education, nursing, clinical supervision, staff development, mental health consultation and administration.

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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

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Gift of Madeline H. Petrillo

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Petrillo, Madeline
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing.
  • Pediatrics.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1- Related to Second Edition Emotional Care of Hospitalized Children: An Environmental Approach.

Handwritten material for revision of second edition.

Book (paperback) Emotional Care of Hospitalized Children: An Environmental Approach.

Pediatric manual, pre-operative prepration/teaching about illness.

Preparing children and parents for diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Parent material related to children's health.

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Box 2- Slide Projector (Anscomatic 660) and Slides.

35mm slide projector.

Slides of photos from book.

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Box 3- Special toys made for working with children.

Various dolls, bed, gurney, IV poles, sheets, gowns, and tubing.

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Box 4- Filmstrips and Scripts.

Filmstrips for Pediatric staff development filmseries, Dec 1974.


Renal Transplant.



Needle play.

Preparation for operating room, anesthesia, recovery room or intensive care unit.



Release/permit slips for filmstrip series (consent forms).


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Box 5.

Filmstrip projector (Singer Auto Vance).

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Box 6- Workshop: How to Integrate Mental Health Concepts in Pediatrics.

Contents for age groups.

Emotional development of newborn/infant, toddlers/young threes, 3-6 years, 7-12 years, puberty and adolescence.

Packets for workshop.

Guidelines for organization of workshops.

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Box 7.

Body Outlines for age appropriate patient; infant to toddler, 3-6 year old, 7-12 year old, teen age (adolescent).

Misc. Lesson plans: Death and Dying, other lessons geared to teacher effectiveness.

Preparation for ILEO-Conduit, IVP, Thoracotomy.

Seminar materials; student response to program; self-evaluation.

Pediatric projects- termination of pediatric projects program.

Pediatric mental health 1991-1999.

Medical toys and books 1992.

ACCH- Termination notice for the American Care of Children's Health, Nov 1999.

ACCH misc.

Children's "My Scrapbook" and "Lee" Story Booklets.

Guidelines for communication with children/adults.


Pre-admission hospital booklets; for parents upon discharge from hospital and corrections to the latest New York Hospital booklet by Madeline Petrillo.

Articles- how children react to treatment and hospitalization.


CV, Biography, Photos.

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Box 8.

Photos for book.

Psychiatric nursing teaching outlines.

Notes to discuss emotional needs of patients (speeches).

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Box 9- Various journals.

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