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Creative Writing in Health and Social Care - Fiona Sampson

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

By: Fiona Sampson, Christina Patterson (Foreword by)

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This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Principally exploring poetry and story writing and telling, case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. Complementing these insights, theory-based contributions provide context, comparing different arts therapies using psychoanalytic and phenomenological theories of art and ideas, assessing the value of creative writing in a health care setting, examining methods of training therapists and looking at the aims of creative writing in terms of self development. This holistic approach ensures that Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is an essential guide for health care professionals and others seeking to use creative writing in therapeutic settings.

'Creative Writing in Health and Social Care is full of experience of working with patients with dementia, hospital, hospice and occupational therapy patients, and those in primary care. This is innovative work - deeply helpful to the patients, illuminatively described.' - The British Journal of General Practice

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Forewordp. 9
Editor's Introductionp. 13
Introduction: A Writer's Fieldp. 33
Communicating Existential Issues Through Reading Poetry: A Project in a Swedish Hospicep. 38
'It is Mine! It is Mine!': Writing and Dementiap. 53
Mission Impossible: Storymaking with Young People Attending Integrated Clubs in Macedoniap. 70
Writing as Therapeutic Practice: Students, Teachers, Writersp. 79
A Case Study: The Kingfisher Projectp. 92
Introduction: A Provider's Experiencep. 119
Writing, Education and Therapy: Literature in the Training of Cliniciansp. 124
Fragile Space: Therapeutic Relationship and the Wordp. 138
Writing and Reflexivity: Training to Facilitate Writing for Personal Developmentp. 154
Any-angled Light: Diversity and Inclusion Through Teaching Poetry in Health and Social Carep. 170
Notes towards a Therapeutic Use for Creative Writing in Occupational Therapyp. 189
Evaluating Creative Writing in Health and Social Care Settings: Some Principlesp. 207
The Contributorsp. 228
Useful Addressesp. 231
Subject Indexp. 232
Author Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781843101369
ISBN-10: 184310136X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th March 2004
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1