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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Parents pedagogy
Title of document: Hospital pedagogy and the sick child: an aspect in the socio-familial intervention
Name of author(s): Marian SERRADAS FONSECA
Name of publisher: Revista de Pediatría Caracas
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"It is important to have in mind that children’s disease tends to have an influence not only on the psychological well being of the young patient but on that of the family as well. This paper focuses on the need to provide a clear overview of those factors related to the kid’s sickness and hospitalization. The impact such factors have on family functioning is analyzed and parent presence at the hospital as a reassuring mechanism is examined. Then some options and possible solutions to cope with undesired consequences are considered. Finally, some research results from a study involving parents conducted in a Pediatrics center in Salamanca (Spain) are presented."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The importance of this article is due the imporance of the creation of a surrounding enviroment in hospital that could be interesting and helpful for hospital pedagogues.
It stressed the multi-task profile of those profesionals who have to have into account not only pedagogic and teaching aspects but also medic and health questions and social and familiar issues.
Where to find it:

Revista de Pedagogía v.24 n.71 Caracas set. 2003 / ISSN: 0789-9792

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