Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

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Gillie Bolton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 15 okt. 2007 - 216 pagina's

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.

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Inhoudsopgave

Dying Bereavement and the Healing Arts
13
Michael Willsons Story
22
Rosetta Life
28
4 Theatre for Professional Development
39
5 Visual Art for Professional Development
51
6 Healing Arts in Palliative Care
57
7 Imagination and Health in Cancer Care and Palliative Care
67
8 Visual Art in Cancer Care and Palliative Care
72
14 A Legacy of Understanding
139
15 Reading to Help Practitioners and Patients
148
Survivors
156
Artists
164
Memorial Services
176
19 The Art of Care
186
20 Reflections Towards the Future
200
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
204

9 Making Music in Childrens Hospices
88
10 Healing Writing in Palliative Care
98
A Palliative Care Play
113
12 The Power of Music
120
13 Writing through Bereavement
126
REFERENCES
207
SUBJECT INDEX
212
AUTHOR INDEX
215
back cover
218
Copyright

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Pagina 17 - Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I don't much care where — ' said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go,
Pagina 109 - Merciful heaven! What, man! ne'er pull your hat upon your brows; Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
Pagina 65 - That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.
Pagina 181 - And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.
Pagina 167 - Of all the elements, the Sage should take water as his preceptor. Water is yielding but all-conquering. Water extinguishes Fire or, finding itself likely to be defeated, escapes as steam and re-forms. Water washes away soft Earth or, when confronted by rocks, seeks a way round.
Pagina 195 - We may ask for why's and wherefores, but we don't really expect answers. Don't run away... wait... all I want to know is that there will be someone to hold my hand when I need it. I am afraid.
Pagina 149 - Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever : I was wrong.
Pagina 15 - Without going outside, you may know the whole world. Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven. The farther you go, the less you know.
Pagina 32 - Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

Over de auteur (2007)

Gillie Bolton has worked in reflective and therapeutic writing for personal and professional development for twenty-five years, and has written and edited five books, one of which is now in its third edition. A grandmother of three, she lives in Bloomsbury, London, and Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

Nigel Hartley has worked in End-of-Life Care for almost 30 years, between 2003 and 2015 as Director of Supportive Care at the St Christopher's Group, London where he was responsible for transforming day and outpatient services, developing volunteers and also leading on Community Engagement. He previously held posts at London Lighthouse, a Centre for those living with HIV/AIDS, and also at Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice in Oxford. He has a postgraduate qualification in management from Ashridge Business School, England and has an international reputation as a teacher and lecturer. Nigel also sits on the Editorial Board of the journal 'Mortality' - which promotes the interdisciplinary study of death and dying. He is a Visiting Academic at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is currently Chief Executive Officer at Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight in the South of England.

Christopher Johns is a teacher, researcher, nursing practitioner, reflexologist, therapeutic touch practitioner and a reader in Advanced Nursing Practice, at the University of Luton. He has published extensively on palliative care and reflective practice and caring theory.

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