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Digital storytelling as a tool for conveying cancer diagnoses to children
University of Bergen, Norway.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Univeristy of Bergen, Norway.
2014 (English)In: MTD Abstract Proceedings, Medicinteknikdagarna Göteborg, 14-16 oktober, 2014, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The experience of receiving a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness will be difficult for many, especially for children as they often have inadequate knowledge and understanding of what this entails (Fottland, 2004). It is therefore important that they receive thorough and accurate information about the disease together with the diagnosis, and that this information is presented in a child -friendly way. This is the essence of this project. The type of diagnosis chosen for this project is cancer, as research shows that this diagnosis evokes difficult emotions for many children (Fottland, 2004). According to Fottland (2004) many children have the perception that cancer implies death.

The project goal is to create a digital storytelling tool that presents a story of a child that gets a cancer diagnosis and how the story main character experiences it, as well as what is happening in the body as the treatment develops. This way children will learn about the emotional as well as the medical aspects of the disease. The project has two focus areas; a psychological to facilitate the story-telling in a child-friendly learning way, as well as a technical with focus on interaction design.

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2014.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112771OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112771DiVA: diva2:771814
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Medicinteknikdagarna, Göteborg, 14-16 oktober, 2014
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2017-07-13Bibliographically approved

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