eLearning: Distant Learning for Health Professionals That Work with Children

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Part of the TELe-Health book series (TEHE)

Abstract

Health professionals that aim to work with the underage people have to face a number of problems interrelated with the same nature of children. Specific communication skills are needed, while the ability to create trustful relationships with kids and families is crucial.

In addition, children live in their own world with different rules that health workers have to get acquainted with, in order to produce useful results in the management of the health of the youngest.

The use of ICT devices and Web-based tools for the education of health workers working with children can provide a simulated environment where students can learn how to deal with children and to discover the difficulties that lie behind and can help to deliver education also in distant areas that trained teachers cannot reach on regular basis. This is to improve the quality of the training, despite the physical location of trainers and trainees, also creating a model of communication that is leveled to the ability of comprehension of the most young.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatrics and Child Malnutrition, CUAMM – Doctors with AfricaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Tech Department, Airpim Inc.WilmingtonUSA

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