Play for Sick Children: Play Specialists in Hospitals and by Cath Hubbuck

By Cath Hubbuck

"Play for ill young ones" deals a distinct perception into the the most important paintings of the play expert. It examines the repercussions of being unwell and receiving therapy skilled by means of youngsters and their households, and highlights the significance of receiving caliber play possibilities to counter those unwanted effects. the writer proposes that play can be a excessive precedence for these operating in hospitals and different healthcare settings, and demanding situations different pros to recognize, comprehend, settle for and cost the play specialist's position in the multidisciplinary workforce. The e-book explores the background of play in clinic, outlines the elemental strategies and sensible methods utilized in operating with ailing teenagers and children, and identifies and discusses key theoretical and sensible components of the ever-changing function of the play professional. This all-encompassing source may be of serious price to the ever turning out to be and committed group of execs who supply play, details and emotional help for ill youngsters and their households.

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Gaining such recognition can be a challenge within a profession that is not widely understood and commonly referred to as play therapy. Play specialists are not psychologists Psychologists are individuals who have baseline training in psychology. Clinical psychologists are professionals who use that baseline 44 • Play for Sick Children training to work with clients in a clinical setting such as hospitals or within community mental health teams. It is their aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological wellbeing (Batmanghelidjh 2006).

A psychologist’s involvement with children and families may also explore issues of this type, although a psychologist is likely to work on these difficult areas in a greater degree of detail or by basing his or her practice on a particular school of psychological or theoretical thought, such as cognitive behavioural therapy. Play specialists use planning and distraction through play to assist children in their coping with painful, lengthy or distressing procedures. Psychologists may also introduce a range of coping strategies to encourage or facilitate better coping particularly during stressful hospital experiences, although they might employ a more theoretical approach or technique, such as Guided Imagery.

Methods of play work, its delivery and the environments wherein this work is carried out, are constantly evolving and being remodelled to meet the needs of children and to improve the service of the teams widely involved in patient care. It is still the case that the majority of individuals who have undertaken specific training in the provision of play for sick children and young people are found working within hospital settings and are therefore known as ‘hospital play specialists’. The scope for the role of the play specialist and the work they offer, however, is increasingly becoming wider, more varied and potentially increasingly specialized.

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