Services on Demand
On-line version ISSN 1678-7110
PAULA, Ercília Maria Angeli Teixeira de. Children and teenagers who fly in cages: technology providing freedom in hospital. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.73, pp. 319-334. ISSN 1678-7110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622007000300005.
The aim of this article is to analyze the opportunities that the media offer to children and teenagers in hospital. The text reflects the author's experience as a hospital teacher and researcher in hospitals in different regions of Brazil: Brasília (DF), São Luís (MA), Salvador (BA), and Ponta Grossa (PR). In those areas, technology instruments helped children and teenagers, both in terms of getting entertainment and changing their attitudes and behaviors. The conclusion was that technology in the hospital environment was a social inclusion instrument and provided children and teenagers with freedom and an opportunity to overcome challenges in hospital environments with plenty of limitations.
Keywords : Child; Teenager; Technology; School in hospital.