Patient Family & Community Engagement | Pediatrics

When I Play, We Heal

Play gives children a space to enact the trauma that they are suffering from. They gain confidence when people accept them the way they are and empathize with them. Generally, children in ward tend to empathize with each other so do their parents. The Children’s Hospital of Aga Khan University (AKU) implemented a play therapy program to better address the needs of hospitalized patients and their caregivers.