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Play preparation in pediatric radiotherapy : an autoethnographic examination
This study takes an autoethnographic approach to explore the personal experiences of a radiation therapist who implements sessions of play preparation for pediatric cancer patients. Central themes, ideas, and transformations surrounding the therapeutic process for pediatric patients are examined. The role of the radiation therapist incorporating play preparation in pediatric radiation therapy is described. The social and cultural interactions that take place in an adult-dominated treatment facility are assessed for their suitability with respect to pediatric patients. Alternative methods of communicating and connecting with pediatric patients requiring radiotherapy are discussed in this study.