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10.1093/med/9780199593460.003.0031
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date: 10 April 2020

Distraction 150

Preparation and post-procedural play 152

Directed and hospital role play 154

Guided imagery 156

Role of parents 158

Multi-disciplinary approaches to play 160

Developmental issues 162

Distraction is a tool that is used within the hospital setting to help take a child's mind off what is happening. The purpose of this technique is to divert the child's attention away from the procedure being undertaken in the hope that this will lower anxiety levels and enable the child to remain calm so resulting in better compliance to treatment....

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