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Dying, Bereavement, and the Healing Arts
Bolton, Gillie (Edt) with a foreword by Baroness Professor Ilora Finlay of Llandaff
Jessica Kingsley / Softcover / 2007-11-01 / 1843105160
Expressive Arts Therapies / Hospice and Palliative Care
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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.


Foreword, Baroness Professor Ilora Finlay of Llandaff.Preface Poem: Nest, Penelope Shuttle 1: Introduction: Dying,Bereavement and the Healing Arts, Gillie Bolton. 2: A Death Photographed: Michael Willson's Story, Paul Schatzberger and Gillie Bolton 3: Arts, Electronic Media, Movement: Rosetta Life, Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Chris Rawlence. 4: Theatre for Professional Development, Ashley Barnes 5: Visual Art for Professional Development, Sandra Bertman 6: Healing Arts in Palliative Care, Christina Mason. 7: Imagination and Health in Cancer Care and Palliative Care, John Graham-Pole 8: Visual Art in Cancer Care and Palliative Care, Anna Lidzey, Michele Angelo Petrone, Julie Sanders and Gillie Bolton 9: Making Music in Children's Hospices, Lesley Schatzberger 10: Healing Writing in Palliative Care, Sheelagh Gallagher, Kate D'Lima, Kaichiro Tamba, Hilary Elfick, with David Head and Gillie Bolton 11: Creating The Tuesday Group: A Palliative Care Play, Bobbie Farsides and Sue Eckstein 12: The Power of Music, Diana Greenman, Frans Meulenberg and Mike White 13: Writing through Bereavement: River Wolton, Haifa Al Sanousi, Amy Kuebelbeck, Judy Clinton and Robert Hamberger 14: A Legacy of Understanding, Monica Suswin 15: Reading to Help Practitioners and Patients, Ted Bowman and Rogan Wolf 16: Artists: Survivors, Tim Jeeves, Mitzi Blennerhassett and Michele Angelo Petrone, Artist 17: Professionals: Artists, Steve Seagull, Tim Metcalf, Oliver Samuel, Kieran Walsh and Christopher Johns 18: Spiritual and Artistic Care: Memorial Services, Mark Cobb and Giles Legood 19: The Art of Care, Yvonne Yi-Wood Mak , Ann Williams, Corine Koppenol and Sinead Donnelly 20: Reflections Towards the Future, Nigel Hartey. List of Contributors. References. Subject Index. Author Index.

About the Editor:

Gillie Bolton, a freelance consultant in therapeutic writing and reflective practice writing, lives in central London. She is Literature and Medicine Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics: Humanities (BMJ) and Arts and Health Editor to Progress in Palliative Care, Associate Editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy.

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