Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Guidelines for using tape recorded stories have been developed in order to serve a threefold purpose: (1) to outline for nurses the steps in assisting parents to record a favorite story on tape, (2) to assist nurses in the utilization of taped stories for hospitalized preschool- aged children, and (3) to develop nursing interventions in assisting children between the ages of three to five years to cope with hospitalization. Listening to a tape recording of a parent reading a favorite story can help the hospitalized preschool child maintain the parents' presence and support, though he is physically separated from the family. The essay includes a review of the literature and the guidelines for using tape recorded stories with preschool children. The review of the literature addresses the three-to-five-year-old child, including cognitive capabilities and fantasy, and the reaction to hospitalization.
Gehl, Mary Beth, "Guidelines for Using Tape Recorded Stories with Three-To-Five-Year Old Children" (1982). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3256.