NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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therapeutic medical play
(THAYR-uh-PYOO-tik MEH-dih-kul …)
The use of games, toys, books, art, and role playing, sometimes with real or pretend medical equipment, to help children understand and become more comfortable with medical tests, procedures, treatments, and their illness. Therapeutic medical play gives children a way to express their feelings, fears, and anxieties and helps them learn ways to cope with things that may be stressful or upsetting.