The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Editor : Nigel Hartley, Editor : Malcolm Payne

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : 2008
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 27601
  • ISBN 13 : 9781843105916
  • ISBN 10 : 1843105918
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Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. "The Creative Arts in Palliative Care" uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. Part 1 focuses on designing objectives for the creative arts in palliative care - such as self-fulfilment, social participation, diversion from pain and other common symptoms - and managing creative arts services. Part 2 demonstrates the theory and principles in practice, with detailed case studies: each chapter draws on a real-life project, the approaches it employed and the outcomes achieved. This book will be essential reading for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and all those involved in providing palliative care services.

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