Patient Puppets is about caring for and educating children who are experiencing medical or crisis intervention. Our puppets are used by child life specialists, recreational therapists, nurses, doctors, social workers and counsellors to provide information, support and reassurance to children.
Patient Puppets, Inc. has manufactured and distributed over 900 of our special friends, world wide, since 1982. Initially developed and designed in conjunction with the Child Life Department of Winnipeg's Children's Hospital; Manitoba, Canada our list of adaptations has grown to meet the needs of our customers. To date we have over ninety adaptations available and are always interested in designing new features to meet your needs.
Patient Puppets have the same illness as the child; they can act as a role model to demonstrate the medical procedures. Strategically placed openings in the puppet's velour exterior reveal internal features. Children understand what you are telling them because they can actually see the procedures performed on the puppets while the soft foam construction and friendly appearance provide for calming hugs.
In crisis situations, Patient Puppets can be that special friend with whom the child can share fears and anxieties. Patient Puppets simplify and reinforce the information you wish to communicate. The puppets help to reduce the fears of children, lessen their anxieties and encourage expression of their feelings.
Children in hospitals and clinics, children need more than words to help them understand their medical conditions and the treatments they undergo. A Patient Puppet can be a friend to calm the concerns of your young patients.