What is the published scientific evidence on humor as an intervention in the provision of health care to children with chronic illness?
The scoping review sample will consist of essays that include the pediatric population (aged under 18 years). Essays that focus on specific demographic factors (for example, sex and ethnicity) will not be included. As previously mentioned, essays that include adults, caregivers of the population in focus will be included.
The humor intervention is the key concept under study. It is intended to map the scientific evidence published in the pediatric context, highlighting the various techniques developed and the way in which they have been approached by the scientific community over time. Several studies will be analyzed, with a special focus on essays in the field of Nursing.
The review will include studies developed in all care settings and anywhere in the world, which address humor as an intervention in children with chronic illness and their caregivers.