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The effects of hospitalisation on children and the implications for the hospital teacher

McDougall, Cynthia C 1977 , 'The effects of hospitalisation on children and the implications for the hospital teacher', Unspecified thesis, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education.

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The Effects of Hospitalisation on Children:- The Implications for
the Hospital School Teacher.
Cynthia C. McDougall, B.A. (Hons) presented to Tasmanian College of
Advanced Education, 1977.
The study examines the special psychological and educational
problems of the hospitalised child from the hospital School teacher's
viewpoint. It falls into three main sections:-
(i) Chapter I - "A Survey of the Literature on the Effects of
Hospitalisation on Children"
An historical Survey of the clinical literature 1945-65 which
traces the evolution of the philosophy governing current
paediatric theory and practice in regard to the case of the
hospitalised child, and describes the effects of hospitalisation
on the child, the main factors affecting his successful adjustment,
and the remedial measures proposed to Modify his distress.
(ii) Chapter II - "The Education of the Hospitalised Child"
This brief survey of available educational literature discusses
the unique double role of the hospital school teacher -
her therapeutic role in the amelioration of the hospitalised
child's anxiety and her educational role in the prevention of
retardation due to interrupted schooling. It also discussed the
special learning problems of the student in a hospital special
class. (iii) Chapter III - "An Illustrative and Descriptive Study"
Comprises a discussion of the experiences in hospital of
37 patients in a paediatric ward - all pupils of a Hospital
. Special Class. - Illustrative and supportive material for the
major issues discussed in the previous two chapters is presented.
The subjects' positive and negative reactions to
hospital are described and their pre- and post-hospital behaviour
is compared on Stotts' "Bristol Social Adjustment
Guides" as assessed by their own class teacher..

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:McDougall, Cynthia C
Keywords: Children, Sick children, Hospital schools
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Thesis (M.Ed.)--Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, 1977. Includes bibliographical references

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