Art Therapy and Cancer Care

Art Therapy and Cancer Care

eBook - 2005
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Inspired by the experience of art therapists who have pioneered work with people with cancer and including those who have experienced this devastating illness at first hand, this book acknowledges the outstanding work of the Corinne Burton Trust which has supported the development of art therapy services in hospices and clinics throughout the United Kingdom.

Narratives, case studies, new theoretical insights, and the inclusion of writing from Italy, France and the United States of America contribute to the strength and originality of the book. Therapeutic work is placed in its institutional context, demonstrating the importance for the art therapy service of being understood, supported and valued at managerial level - and how the lack of this can impact adversely on patient care. Moreover, many of the contributions have a sociological and anthropological nature, which gives the book a unique and challenging dimension.

Art Therapy and Cancer Care is key reading for art therapists, artists in health care and other health or social care professionals who are looking for approaches that will improve the quality of living for cancer patients, yet not shy away from the process of dying.

The contributors
Jacqui Balloqui, Maureen Bocking, Timothy Duesbury, Ken Evans, Cinzia Favara-Scacco, Barry Falk, Elizabeth Goll Lerner, David Hardy, Kathryn Horn Coneway, Paola Luzzatto, Caryl Sibbett, Elizabeth Stone Matho, Michele Wood, Diane Waller.

Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
ISBN: 033521620X
9780335216208
0335216218
9780335216215
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
ELECTRONIC BOOK RC489.A7 A766 2005eb
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 256 p.)
Additional Contributors: Sibbett, Caryl
ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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