Children and siblings use of play to work through medical trauma
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Evaluate children's and siblings' perceptions of medical trauma using play with medical toys. Define ways that qualitative techniques are used as research methods for capturing children's and siblings' reactions to child chronic illness and related hospital procedures. Identify children's and siblings' reactions to child hospitalization and medical procedures, describing resilience factors related to child coping as well as factors that were not supportive of positive child coping. Explain the effectiveness of play as a therapeutic tool for assisting children in processing their reactions to traumatic medical experiences. Identify research that supports the effectiveness of play as a therapeutic tool for children to express feelings and achieve mastery while processing grief and other feelings related to medical trauma.
Keyword(s): Child Health, Child/Adolescent Mental Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an Associate Professor in the Health Promotion and Education Program, School of Human Services, at the University of Cincinnati. I have published over 30 articles on children's attitudes about their health and health care and have presented extensively in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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