Quality e-Newsletter
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Young patients learn about treatments through play

Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2008
To lessen the terror that kids may feel before a scary procedure, some hospitals are incorporating "medical play" for them. Kids make puppets out of tongue depressors, they play a version of bingo in which O stands for nurses and N is for X-ray, and they put bandages on dolls. There are more than 400 such efforts in the United States and Canada, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.