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Rev Bras Enferm. 2015 May-Jun;68(3):337-42, 391-7. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167.2015680303i.

Rescuing the pleasure of playing of child with cancer in a hospital setting.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, Escola de Enfermagem Anna Nery, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BR.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

to dimension spaces and people that act on playing of children with cancer in outpatient treatment.

METHOD:

qualitative research developed with the creative sensitive method. A total of twenty two family members of seven children with cancer in outpatient treatment at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro participated of this research. Data were generated in the family members' homes, from September 2011 to May 2012.

RESULTS:

after the diagnosis of childhood cancer, there was a change of scene and in the people who interact and play with children. Hospital has a central place for it, since children discover the pleasure of playing in this setting.

CONCLUSION:

the health care professional, especially nurses, who work on hospital care needs, should develop the ability of facilitate playing and therefore, enable care that promotes childhood development.

PMID:
26312508
DOI:
10.1590/0034-7167.2015680303i
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