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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

Print version ISSN 0034-7167On-line version ISSN 1984-0446

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POLETI, Lívia Capelani et al. Playing for children in waiting room at an infant outpatient clinic. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.2, pp.233-235. ISSN 0034-7167.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672006000200021.

This study aims at reporting on undergraduate students' experience in the implantation of a play group that uses playing/toys as a therapeutic intervention strategy for care delivery to children in the waiting room of an infant outpatient clinic. These activities were developed during the period before outpatient care and include drawings, games, story telling, among others. Through this intervention mode, playing/toys can be used as an instrument to facilitate the communication between the care team and the child, as well as to stimulate global development. This resource can be important for the professional to understand the moment the child is going through since, besides providing the opportunity to release fears and anxiety, it offers leisure while waiting for care.

Keywords : Pediatric nursing; Play and playthings; Recreation; Outpatient clinics.

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