Improving children’s experiences during long-term hospitalization.
Vanessa Gómez, David Martínez
Course: Graduation project
Involvement: Chair supervisor
Partner: Valle del Lili Foundation – Cali, Colombia
Period: January 2017 – December 2017.
Key words: children, hospitalization, social support, interactive game.
DOMU is an interactive digital toy to improve the component aspects of clinical staff-child-caregiver interactions during prolonged hospital stay. Long hospitalisation experiences are stressful situations due to the large number of changes in the patient’s life. In this case, children have a reduced capacity to build coping mechanisms that allow them to deal with experiences of this magnitude. This project explored psychological and social support theories to support children’s adaptation mechanisms.