The Hospital Playroom: A Key Part of Children and Young People's Care and Recovery

David Stonehouse

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The importance of the hospital playroom has been recognised for the last 70 years. As part of a wider piece of research, participants studying pre-registration children's nursing were asked questions regarding the use of playrooms on children's wards where they had been on placement. This chapter will first give the background and importance of play for children in hospital and the role that the playroom provides in this. Research methodology will be stated before presentation and discussion of the results. Conclusions and recommendations will be made, before highlighting the implications for children's wards and children's nurses worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlay in Hospitals
Subtitle of host publicationReal Life Perspectives
EditorsNicky Everett, Cath Hubbuck, Fraser Brown
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003255444
ISBN (Print)9781032186269, 9781032186252
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes


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