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Investigación y Educación en Enfermería

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SOARES ALBANO, Maíra Aparecida  and  CORREA, Ione. Reading fairy tales as a humanization strategy of hospitalized children care. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.3, pp.370-380. ISSN 0120-5307.

Objective. To asses fairy tales reading as a humanization strategy of hospitalized children care. Methodology. Qualitative study in which data was collected from: fairy tales reading: individual interview, questionnaire, drawings and stories created by the children. Results. During reading sessions, improvement in the children’s reactions was seen: They were more focused, participative, enthusiastic and happy; those accompanying the children liked and accepted this intervention. Data analysis collected from Interviews, questionnaires, narratives and drawings, showed results in favor of the tales reading practice. Conclusion. The humanization strategy of care supported by fairy tales reading, had a positive impact in the children’s admission to the hospital.

Keywords : humanization of assistance; child; hospitalized; patient escort service; reading; therapeutics.

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