"HC Duck - Cancer" has been developed in collaboration between H.C. Andersen Children and Youth Hospital, Odense University Hospital, hospitalized children and their families and 10:30 Visual Communication.
HC And is patient information for children aged 4-7 years and aims to prepare and reduce anxiety in children for whom many hospital terms are completely unknown.
"HC And - Cancer" is an introduction to a general patient course for the youngest children, their family and circle of friends. The information is spoken - by a child's voice - and animation in the genre "Learning through play with tablet/mobile phone/touch screen".
Children in this age group learn and recognize through play and concrete information. Hospitalized children can quickly be "filled up" with a lot of information. Therefore, HC And is built up of short sequences at child's height, so that "newbies" can start here.
The stories in HC And reflect reality and the prescribed clinical guidelines. Hospital staff can use this material as an educational tool to create a common framework of understanding with the child.
The focus is on safety and communication at child height, so that the child can also acquire specific knowledge without the help of adults. We encourage both parents and hospital staff to use the small preparation films in relation to and in line with the children's need for information and preparation.
HC And can also be used as part of the post-treatment when you have returned home and your child needs to process his experiences again and again.
Contents of this app:
Anton's brain tumor
In the hospital
Mask and CT scan
Accelerator (radiation therapy)
At home with cancer
The cancer clinic
Dress up game
The app is free to download.