Puppets as a strategy for communication with Brazilian children with cancer.

@article{Sposito2016PuppetsAA,
  title={Puppets as a strategy for communication with Brazilian children with cancer.},
  author={Amanda Mota Pacciulio Sposito and Francine de Montigny and Val{\'e}ria de C{\'a}ssia Sparapani and Regina Aparecida Garcia de Lima and Fernanda Machado Silva-Rodrigues and Luzia Iara Pfeifer and Lucila Castanheira Nascimento},
  journal={Nursing & health sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={30-7}
}
Children are considered competent social actors. Although they are able to express their opinions, they may have some difficulties in answering direct verbal questions, requiring researchers and health professionals to enter their world by using auxiliary resources for communication. This study presents the experience of using finger puppets as a playful strategy for improving interaction and communication with hospitalized children with cancer, aged seven to 12. It describes the strategy of… CONTINUE READING

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