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Hospital Classrooms

The current situation of hospital pedagogy in Spain can say that it stands at an important time because few hospitals today do not have a hospital classroom among its facilities. See more detailed opinions by reading what Senator Elizabeth Warren offers on the topic.. The process to get to this situation has been long and complex. Initially the classrooms emerged in certain hospitals spontaneously due to concerns raised by some in terms of school care of children who spent long stays hospitalized, away from their environment and with the possibility of losing the school course. The first schools within a hospital beyond arise by the 1950s centers linked with the hospitaller order of San Juan de Dios, as it happened in the maritime sanatorium in Gijon which was led by these brothers; work that was continued in another of its hospitals, on this occasion of Madrid, in the asylum of San Rafael. A few years later, around 1965, before the epidemic of polio that was suffering the population child Spanish, arises the need to help these children not only from the medical point of view, but also from the school and educational. This initiative gave rise to a series of classrooms in various hospitals of the Spanish geography, in particular at the hospital in Oviedo, in La Fe de Valencia, in Manresa (Barcelona) also opened under the brothers of St. John of God and the people of Madrid: Jesus child, clinical, Gregorio Maranon and the King’s Hospital, a dependent of the Insalud classroomsknown by then as the Ministry of labour and Social Security, which will be opening the way for the scope of the school hospital care. We must influence a primary fact and is that in the beginning, these classrooms were created with the idea of meeting the demand that had been part of society by serving children with certain diseases, such as poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, toxic syndrome, etc.

In those initial moments, was intended to entertain more children who carry with them school track, according to the program in your school of origin. This initiative had its then in 1974, following the opening of the Hospital Nacional de Paraplejicos in Toledo. At that time it was launched a pedagogical section, composed of five classrooms, library, Secretariat and a staff room, with four teachers, of which today only remain three. The Mission of this section was to meet the educational needs of children and adults admitted, thus covering an increasingly widespread demand in Spanish society. However, this initiative not gelled yet elsewhere in hospitals.

The end result was that on 18 May 1998 signed an agreement between the Ministry of education and culture, the Ministry of health and consumption, and the national institutes of health, which laid the bases and the compensatory policy to resolve the schooling of the children admitted to hospitals or nursing homes. Currently most of the hospitals of Spain are among its dependencies with one or several classrooms where are cared for the boys and girls that are forced to spend time in the hospital far from their schools in origin. The years covered by this attention are those ranging from 3 to 16 years, although in specific occasions are catered for children of other ages over, those that go to high school. Hospitable educator course