I’ve currently got some DVD’s out on loan, and was appreciating being able to watch such ‘hard to find’ titles so I thought I should share.
The AWCH Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare library is amazing, not to mention their librarians. The library link is here
When I was studying the Graduate Diploma in Play Specialty they were such a HUGE help. My course was by correspondence, and with their help I could access all the information I needed about children in hospital, illness, wellbeing, play, play in healthcare, medical play, distraction, developmental play… yes, it was a very long list.
They also have resources of books, posters, movies, etc that are hard to find, or now out of print. So what DVD’s am I currently borrowing?
A Two Year Old Goes to Hospital.
A film from Robertsonfilms made in 1952 which shows the visit of a 2 year old in hospital which highlighted the impact on a child of parental absence on a child in a foreign environment. It was used and is often referred to to advocate for a child’s needs, and for the importance of parental presence and involvement in healthcare.
I had already read James Robertson’s book, “Young Children in Hospital”, watched short segments of the film and read it being referred to a lot so I decided it was time to finally watch it in it’s entirety! It was worth it, to observe the whole experience of the 2 year old.
Keeping with the theme I decided to watch AWCH’s film production…
Please Don’t Leave Me.