Child Life: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Child Life: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

In celebration of Child Life Month we thought it would be fun to ask another healthcare professional what child life means to them. Pediatrician Arash Babaoff has extensive experience working alongside child life specialists across a variety of settings and throughout...
Play as Powerful Healing – A Look into Medical Camps with Dr. Ben

Play as Powerful Healing – A Look into Medical Camps with Dr. Ben

Let us catch you up….we are delving hardcore into what it means to play, and why it is CRITICAL to understand it and incorporate it into your pediatric healthcare practices. Our last blog segment by Dr. Ben attempted to shine light on the Power of Play by going beyond...
Purposeful Play as Powerful Healing, by Dr. Ben

Purposeful Play as Powerful Healing, by Dr. Ben

When we decided to focus on the importance of play in healthcare this month, we reached out to one of the gurus of cultivating playful experiences for children in the face of great challenge – Dr. Ben Meisel. Propelled by his belief in the power of play, Dr. Ben...
When it Comes to Kids, the Hospital, and Play…We Mean Business

When it Comes to Kids, the Hospital, and Play…We Mean Business

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This year, we thought we’d kick off 2017 by focusing on something fun – PLAY. Everyone, young and old, here and there, across the world plays. At The Standish Foundation for Child and Family Centered Healthcare, we know how important play is to...