8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017
Name: Verónica Violant Holz, PhD
Position: Professor at the Department of Didactic and Educational Organization (University of Barcelona).
Adress: UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA. Pass. de la Vall d’Hebron, 171. Edifici de Llevant, 2ª planta. Desp. 232. Barcelona (SPAIN)
Verónica Violant Holz is a doctor in Psychology, graduated in clinical psychology and qualified in Training to Children’s teachers. She is a Professor at the Department of Didactic and Educational Organization (University of Barcelona). Leader of the postgraduate studies: Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Paediatrics. Chief Investigator of the acknowledged research group (SGR, 806): Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Paediatrics. She has been developing her career as a professor and researcher for more than 20 years in the field of Creativity and Health in Hospital Pedagogy. She has been invited in a national and international level in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Taiwan, and Venezuela to give conferences on those topics. She is the coordinator of the UNITWIN Network of Hospital Pedagogy-UNESCO and member of COMAU (Worldwide Counsel of Academic University Students).
She is an author of several publications about care during childhood and adolescence in illness condition. Books and chapters of books (40) and indexed articles and available in databases: JCR-Social Sciences Citation Index, Scorpus, IN-RECS, Latindex, IRESIE and Resh (23). Her last publication has been 5 books, under her direction of a new collection in Hospital Pedagogy published by Editorial Aljibe-Málaga (Spain). Diamond award in Research, from the World Wide Awards in Science Eureka (awarded in Cuba) 2012.
Promotion of capabilities, Quality of life and Prevention of mental health, in the Neonatology Intensive Care Units and Hospitalization Units: A perspective from the Hospital Pedagogy’s point of view
This presentation points out the importance of health requirements to have in mind and to promote when the patient has a disease and can be found in a situation of vulnerability. Conditions that should be taken into account in the Intensive Care Units are presented too.
Elements connected to the psycho-evolutive development will be described, such as: stress protection and promotion of capabilities. Research that highlight relations between these elements and the children’s mental health (especially for those children that have been born preterm, regarding to Autism Spectrum Disorders) will be described.
The theoretical conception of the presentation will be outlined from the Hospital Pedagogy’s perspective. It is important to acknowledge one of the main benefits of the implementation of these strategies that is the prevention and promotion of the quality of life in people that have health conditions or that are at risk of being hospitalized.