Therapeutic use of play in hospitals.

  title={Therapeutic use of play in hospitals.},
  author={I J D'Antonio},
  journal={The Nursing clinics of North America},
  volume={19 2},
  • I J D'Antonio
  • Published 1984 in The Nursing clinics of North America
Play for most hospitalized children centers around self and stressful situations as perceived by the child and is restricted in terms of what the environment and physical limitations of the child present. Play can be a tool to understand and intervene with pediatric patients. Collaboration with nurses who are clinical specialists, early childhood educators, and others who have expert knowledge of children and play equipment is useful to plan purposeful play programs or play sessions for the… CONTINUE READING

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