New animated film helps parents talk about cancer

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Film

In a nutshell: A new short animation produced by the University College London Hospital is helping parents talk to their children about being diagnosed with cancer. It shows a cartoon family coming to terms with the news, and contains practical tips on handling all the likely emotions and scenarios both the children and the parents might experience. Research shows that cartoon and comic-book formats are an effective way to communicate ideas that are sensitive or frightening.


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