This book offers an insight into the work of play specialists, examining the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families. The author proposes that play should be a high priority for those working in hospitals and challenges other health professionals to recognise its value.
Written by top pediatricians from the world-famous Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, this handbook encapsulates 68 chapters covering assessment and management of emergency pediatric illness and injury. The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediactric Emergency Medicine is the absolute must-have resource for every pediatric caregiver.
Slapstick comedy is the primary mode of performance for clowns, and in Serious Play, drama scholar Louise Peacock explores the evolution over the past fifty years of this unique brand of physical comedy. Though an analysis of clowning in a range of settings—theaters, circuses, hospitals, refugee camps, and churches—Peacock offers a framework for the evaluation of clowning, and she examines the therapeutic potential of the comedic performance. This is the first book to consider clowning venues and styles in light of play theory, including comparisons of traditional clown comedy and contemporary circuses like Cirque du Soleil. A distinctive study, Serious Play also provides authoritative definitions of clowns and clown performance styles that establishes a critical vocabulary for clowning performance.
Using Play to Promote Child Development and Wellbeing
Author: Alison Tonkin
The importance of play in children’s health and care services, both as a form of therapy and as a distraction, is often overlooked. This unique text promotes developmentally appropriate provision within healthcare settings for children and young people and provides an introduction to the underpinning knowledge and skills. Covering core content – such as the role of play in child development, relevant anatomy and physiology, the concept of resilience, health promotion, developing appropriate provision and working in diverse healthcare settings – each chapter: makes links with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and the Children’s Workforce’s Common Core of Skills and Knowledge begins with an overview of the chapter objectives contains a variety of activities such as reflective exercises, case studies and practical tasks that will promote both skills and knowledge needed in the workplace. concludes with a selection of additional useful resources and further reading suggestions. Designed for all healthcare professionals who work with children and young people, including those studying to become health play specialists and children’s nurses, this text provides practical examples of how all members of the multidisciplinary team can help to support children’s play.
8th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, April 3-5, 2013. Proceedings
Author: Shlomo Berkovsky
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2013, held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, in April 2013. The 16 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The papers address not only typical persuasive domains like health and environment, but also cover emerging research topics, such as data safety and evaluation of persuasive technologies.
Will be invaluable for students following S/NVQs in Early Years Care and Education and in Playwork, those taking CACHE qualifications (CCE and DNN) and the BTEC Diploma in Early Years. Explores how children's play is shaped by time and place, through historical, social and cultural perspectives. Supports early years practitioners and playworkers to understand current views of play and learning-in theory and practice.Explores how children's play is shaped by time and place, through historical, social and cultural perspectives. Supports early years practitioners and playworkers to understand current views of play and learning-in theory and practice.
A handbook for chaplains, paediatric health professionals, arts therapists and youth workers
Author: Sally Nash
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Exploring both principles and best practice of the spiritual care of sick children and young people, this remarkable and inspiring book equips the reader to think critically and creatively about how to provide care in hospitals, hospices and other care contexts for ill and disabled children. Written for staff from any allied health discipline, the authors explore the potential spiritual needs and issues faced by sick children and young people. They provide evidence-based practice principles, and a range of activity-based interactions that empower the child or young person and expand discussion of meaning and identity. The book includes stories and multidisciplinary practice examples, as well as many ideas; practical activities; discussion of work with families, and also of the various tensions and issues that can emerge. Based on evidence-based practice and research carried out by the Chaplaincy Team at Birmingham Children's Hospital, the book will be helpful and inspiring reading for chaplains, nurses, play and youth workers, therapists and anyone else involved in the care of sick children and young people.