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ERIC Number: EJ1109460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
"Now We Are Going on a Journey": Meaning-Making with a Healthcare Game during Toddlers' Medical Treatment
Høiseth, Marikken; Hopperstad, Marit Holm
Child Care in Practice, v22 n3 p257-276 2016
This study explores how toddlers and caregivers make meaning with an interactive healthcare game on a tablet during medical treatment. The data material consists of video recordings of six nebuliser treatments of two children. Using a social semiotic perspective and a multimodal analysis, the study identifies how children and caregivers make meaning with the game, defined as a multimodal text, through creating text events. The findings illustrate how the participants' meaning-making in the text events appears to have a narrative and an analytical orientation. It is suggested that the potential of healthcare games lies in the creation of text events where the game constitutes a shared focus. When children and caregivers share their meaning-making orientations, the medical treatment can be brought into the background.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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