How can the creative arts improve the care we give to people with a life-limiting diagnosis and at the end of life? This workshop, at St Christopher’s CARE in Sydenham, will seek to provide answers to this question and offer participants the opportunity to explore different creative art therapies.
Creative art therapies seek to enhance conventional palliative care by offering different forms of expression to people living with a palliative diagnosis and their families. These therapies may also be beneficial in helping individuals cope with grief. For some people with dementia, music therapy has been shown to improve their thinking, feeling, perception, mood and behaviour.
Creative arts not only offer psychological benefits for patients, it can also be a helpful outlet for their families, friends and support networks. At the end of the workshop you will complete an action plan identifying one thing that you will implement in your place of work inspired by the course.
What will I learn?
During this workshop you will:
- Learn about different forms of creative therapies used in hospice care
- Discuss how these therapies may be applicable to your own work setting
- Have an opportunity to experience some of the therapies offer here at St Christopher’s
The course is appropriate for all healthcare professionals looking to gain more understanding of creative art therapies in the context of palliative care.
Tutor information coming soon.