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Title: Children with chronic illnesses' perceptions of "play in hospital": A qualitative descriptive study
Authors: LeBlanc, Chantal
Supervisor(s): Park, Caroline (Faculty of Health Disciplines) Moore, Sharon (Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Examining Committee: Park, Caroline (Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Moore, Sharon (Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Desai, Priti (Department of Human Development & Family Science)
Degree: Master of Health Studies
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: child life
play in hospital
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2015
Abstract: It is widely accepted that hospitalization can influence the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of infants, children and youth. This is particularly true for children with chronic illnesses. Children report many negatives aspects of hospitalization, yet identify “play” and recreation as the best parts. Descriptions of play outside of hospital illustrate commonalities. However, children’s perceptions or description of “play in hospital” has yet to be reported. This manuscript based thesis outlines my conceptual framework for the study, background literature, the study’s methodology, a manuscript focused on the three arts-based data gathering activities used with hospitalized school-age children in the study, followed by a manuscript of the actual study and its findings. The thesis concludes with a synopsis of the findings, implications for practice and highlights areas for future research in the areas of arts-based data gathering activities with children and “play in hospital”.
Graduation Date:  -1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/180
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