Care for hospitalized children combines the technical side of health care with human and comprehensive care for children and families. The European Charter on the Rights of Hospitalized Children states that the hospitalization of children has different characteristics than that of adults, and because of this, we must use all possible strategies to make their experiences as positive as possible.

Educational Material on Hospitalized Children

We offer educators a series of activities that aim to delve into the scope of hospitalized children and childhood illness and facilitate the work on videos related to this topic. These activities can be adapted for your individual needs and are mainly intended for 12 to 18 year olds.


Tips on Using the Material

All the material is for public use and is proposed as a set of activities that are easy to carry out in different spaces and moments. At the end of each activity, you will find a box with ideas and discussion topics to help you get more out of the proposal. However, our goal is to offer a variety of activities for educators to adapt to their own needs and possibilities.

It is recommended to watch some of the beats on the scope of end of life care and palliatives before doing the activities.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the reality of boys, girls, and youth in a situation of chronic illness
  • To interpret the emotions and feelings that arise from childhood illness
  • To reflect and critically defend the rights stated in the European Charter of Hospitalized Children
  • To be conscious of our own responsibility for the reality that sick children face
  • To recognize the possibility to do things together to contribute to the cause
  • To actively engage in service learning projects

Related Skills

  • Competence in linguistic communication
  • Information processing and digital competence
  • Citizen and social competence
  • Cultural and artistic competence
  • Competence for learning to learn
  • Autonomy and personal initiative