Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

by Hilary Elfick, Sue Eckstein, Bobbie Farsides, Mark Cobb, Judy Clinton, Ted Bowman, Sinead Donnelly, Mitzi Blennerhassett, Sandra Bertman, Lindsay Buckell, Kate D'Lima, Gillie Bolton, Ashley Barnes, Yvonne Yi-Wood Mak, Haifa Al Sanousi, Mike White, Rogan Wolf, River Wolton, Kieran Walsh, Kaichiro Tamba, Monica Suswin, Steve Seagull, Lesley Schatzberger, Paul Schatzberger, Oliver Samuel, Julie Sanders, Sheelagh Gallagher, John Graham-Pole, Nigel Hartley, David Head, Diana Greenman, Robert Hamberger, Tim Metcalf, Frans Meulenberg, Chris Rawlence, Filipa Pereira-Stubbs, Tim Jeeves, Christopher Johns, Amy Kuebelbeck, Corine Koppenol, Giles Legood, Anna Lidzey,

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play.

The arts are shown to offer a means to reflect on memories, hopes, fears and anxieties, and gently explore the emotional, spiritual, and psychological issues which can aid a fuller understanding of oneself and one's condition. The arts also serve as a way to communicate difficult and complex feelings to professionals or family members not possible in everyday conversation.

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts offers valuable insights and inspiration for any practitioner working in a palliative care setting.

  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers; October 2007
  • ISBN 9781846426803
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  • Title: Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts
  • Author: Hilary Elfick (contrib.); Sue Eckstein (contrib.); Bobbie Farsides (contrib.); Mark Cobb (contrib.); Judy Clinton (contrib.); Ted Bowman (contrib.); Sinead Donnelly (contrib.); Mitzi Blennerhassett (contrib.); Sandra Bertman (contrib.); Lindsay Buckell (contrib.); Kate D'Lima (contrib.); Gillie Bolton (ed.); Ashley Barnes (contrib.); Yvonne Yi-Wood Mak (contrib.); Haifa Al Sanousi (contrib.); Mike White (contrib.); Rogan Wolf (contrib.); River Wolton (contrib.); Kieran Walsh (contrib.); Kaichiro Tamba (contrib.); Monica Suswin (contrib.); Steve Seagull (contrib.); Lesley Schatzberger (contrib.); Paul Schatzberger (contrib.); Oliver Samuel (contrib.); Julie Sanders (contrib.); Sheelagh Gallagher (contrib.); John Graham-Pole (contrib.); Nigel Hartley (contrib.); David Head (contrib.); Diana Greenman (contrib.); Robert Hamberger (contrib.); Tim Metcalf (contrib.); Frans Meulenberg (contrib.); Chris Rawlence (contrib.); Filipa Pereira-Stubbs (contrib.); Tim Jeeves (contrib.); Christopher Johns (contrib.); Amy Kuebelbeck (contrib.); Corine Koppenol (contrib.); Giles Legood (contrib.); Anna Lidzey (contrib.); Christina Mason (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts offers valuable insights and inspiration for any practitioner working in a palliative care setting. In my opinion, this is a rare case of something doing exactly what it says on the tin.