A hospital play program: helping children with serious illness.

@article{Adams1976AHP,
  title={A hospital play program: helping children with serious illness.},
  author={Marc A. Adams},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1976},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={416-24}
}
  • Marc A. Adams
  • Published 1976 in The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Children hospitalized with a life-threatening disease are experiencing a severely stressful situation that is often confusing, frightening, and anxiety-provoking. This paper describes a play-therapy program designed to facilitate the expression of these feelings, enhance the sense of mastery, foster adaptive behavior, and increase cooperation with medical treatment.