Relevant publications

‘They looked at my ears, they looked at my throat, they looked at my tummy, but they didn’t look at me’ (Hubbuck, 2009, p. 158; Jolly, 1981).

The Handbook of Research on Play Specialism Strategies to Prevent Pediatric Hospitalization Trauma spreads knowledge about the potential of playing to protect and increase children’s health during hospitalization. The book focuses on play strategies counteracting pediatric patients’ trauma, anxiety, depression, and other biopsychosocial negative consequences. It discusses the rights of hospitalized children and the strengths of the play specialism approach.

“Foreword by Paulina Pérez-Duarte”

Giulia Perasso & Yagmur Ozturk (2022) Handbook of Research on Play Specialism Strategies to Prevent Pediatric Hospitalization Trauma. IGI Global

The research aim of this study was to identify strategies and methods employed by Health Play Specialists to effectively communicate with children. This research highlights the importance of introducing a ‘pro-play’ mindset to healthcare-workers, in order to facilitate children’s basic human-rights in hospital. It seeks to advocate for the potential of ‘Play’ and the value of HPS within paediatric-healthcare-settings, as well as the need for further recognition and multidisciplinary research in this area.

How to communicate with children, according to Health Play Specialists in the United Kingdom: A qualitative study.

Journal of Child Health Care (2022)

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While posing myself the question: ‘Should we inform terminally-ill children they are dying?’ I found myself on an eye-opening path that redirected me to: ‘What do terminally-ill children have to say about their own death?’

‘Prognosis of Death in Paediatric Patients: Should We Inform Terminally-ill Children They are Dying?

Anthropolitan Magazine, pages 16-17. Anthropology Department at UCL. London, UK.  

Mientras me planteé la pregunta: ‘¿Deberíamos informar a los niños en estado terminal que están muriendo?’ Me encontré en un camino revelador que me dirigió hacia: ‘¿Qué tienen que decir los niños en estado terminal sobre su propia muerte?’

Pronóstico de muerte en pacientes pediátricos: ¿Deberíamos informar a los niños en estado terminal que están muriendo?

Anthropolitan Blog, Anthropology Department at UCL. London, UK.  

DR KELEKIAN: This treatment is the strongest thing we have to offer you. And, as research, it will make a significant contribution to our knowledge.

VIVIAN: Knowledge, yes.

– W;t A Play by Margaret Edson –

“Remodelling a medical brain: Thinking Anthropologically”

Medical Anthropology at UCL (Blog). London, U.K. 

Heterogeneous government responses have been reported in reaction to COVID-19. The aim of this study is to generate an exploratory review of healthcare policies published during COVID-19 by health-care institutions in Mexico’.

“Healthcare guidelines and policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico: a case of health inequalities” 

Health Policy OPEN.

According to Greek mythology a Chimera has the head of a lion, the body of a goat and a serpent’s tail…’

“Testimonials Medical Anthropology MSc”

Medical Anthropology MSc at UCL

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