by Maree Matthews and Gerry Silk
Kiwanis International, 1994.
Health professionals such as child life therapists and nurses use the dolls with role play to help children, particularly younger children who are not abstract thinkers. The dolls help prepare children for common medical procedures such as IV insertion, suturing, blood tests, insertion of naso-gastic tubes, changing dressings, manipulation and plastering of fractures under local anaesthetic and X-rays
She coloured in the doll, giving it a happy face and a red line down its right leg which she explained as “the dolly’s sore leg”.