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Description - Creative Writing in Health and Social Care by Fiona Sampson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843101369
ISBN-10: 184310136X
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 158mm x 10mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson has pioneered the development of writing in health care in the UK. Over the last fifteen years she has worked across the range of health authority care settings, with offenders and in social services community care. A prize-winning poet, she is currently AHRB Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at Oxford Brookes University. She is a founding member of Lapidus, the Association for the Literary Arts in Personal Development, and her publications in the field include The Self on the Page (1998), co-authored by Celia Hunt, also available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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