Let’s read together: getting close with pediatric patients at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

Engku Chik, Engku Razifah and Hassan, Noraida and Mohd Roni, Nurul Azurah and Wan Mat Alli, Wan Emilin and Ab. Manan, Rabiatul Adawiah and Che Harun, Herman Harianto (2016) Let’s read together: getting close with pediatric patients at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. International e-Journal of Community and Industry Engagement (IeJCIE), 1 (2). pp. 22-31. ISSN 2289 3091

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    Abstract

    Cultivating reading habits among children from the early stage is a big challenge in information age. Reading habits is a starting point to be a literate person; who is able to read and have formal or informal education. Indeed, children’s with healthcare condition needs special support from all parties include parents, caregivers, teachers and hospital administrators to nurture reading habits among them. Bibliotherapy technique has been applied to help pediatric patients in solving problems and coping with life changes by using books or reading materials especially related to their health. This technique will help them to undergo recovery process and treatment from caregivers. Book Buddies project conducted by Hamdan Tahir Library implements this technique on paediatric patients at Hospital USM. The impacts of the project measure via observation, discussion and involvement of pediatric patients in activities scheduled. A mobile library service was introduced as an extended of library services to pediatric patients and guardian. The service will help the needy people to increase knowledge and spend their leisure time with a benefit activity. The number of book loan transactions increased from time to time which is achieved the project’s objectives. May this project will create a good dimension and increase reputation of library and university’s role in the eyes of Malaysian society.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliotherapy, Community Service, Library, Paediatric Patients
    Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
    Divisions: Bahagian Jaringan Industri dan Masyarakat (Division of Industry and Community Network) > International e-Journal of Community and Industry Engagement (IeJCIE)
    Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) > International e-Journal of Community and Industry Engagement (IeJCIE)

    Perpustakaan Universiti Sains Malaysia (Library) > Article
    Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 10:36
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 10:36
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35417

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