The Handbook of Child Life

The Handbook of Child Life

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It has been said that the moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Those who enter the field of child life daily encounter those in our society who are among the most vulnerable . . . vulnerable because of their age and their ways of interpreting the world, vulnerable because of their physical circumstances, vulnerable because of the unfamiliar they encounter, vulnerable at times because of additional barriers such as language, poverty or prejudice. Yet, the child life specialist understands that each individual, despite the vulnerabilities he or she may bring to.As practitioners of health and psychosocial care we can share our knowledge and expertise in all parts of the world. ... when this is provided (Goodfriend, 1999; Hall, Johnson, aamp; Middleton, 1990; Mallya, 1989a, 1989b; Ramritu aamp; Croft, 1999).

Title:The Handbook of Child Life
Author:Richard H. Thompson
Publisher:Charles C Thomas Publisher - 2009


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