Children suffering from chronic health conditions endure many traumatic experiences, which often result in physiological turmoil. Physiological turmoil from posttraumatic stress can negatively impact pediatric patients' treatments and frequently requires therapy to promote psychological well-being, physical health, and lifelong coping methods. Cinema therapy, also known as movie therapy, utilizes narrative-based audiovisual stimuli as a therapeutic catalyst for child medical patients suffering from chronic health conditions.
Buskirk, Wesley D.
"Movies in Medicine: Cinema Therapy for Children Suffering From Chronic Health Conditions,"
Cinesthesia: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cine/vol6/iss1/4