Development and Integration of Art Therapy in a Haemodialysis Centre for Adults in Singapore

Lim, Sue Lyn (2019) Development and Integration of Art Therapy in a Haemodialysis Centre for Adults in Singapore. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Development and Integration of Art Therapy in a Haemodialysis Centre for Adults in Singapore
Synopsis:

The aim of this practitioner-based qualitative study is to explore the development and integration of a new art therapy service in a haemodialysis centre for adults in Singapore and how art therapy was received by the persons undergoing haemodialysis. Individuals on haemodialysis experience many physical, financial and social challenges that may limit their quality of life and psycho-emotional wellbeing (Lindsay, MacGregor, & Fry, 2014; Pereira et al., 2017). In the healthcare setting, art therapy has increasingly been used to support the mental health needs of individuals with various medical illnesses. This thesis explores the considerations for an artntherapy service in a haemodialysis centre, especially in pertaining to the medical environment, the third hand, and in working with the multidisciplinary team. With art therapy in the haemodialysis centre occurring outside a traditional psychotherapeutic room, the concepts of containment and therapeutic space are also discussed. Three case vignettes illustrate how the persons undergoing haemodialysis responded to individual art therapy sessions. Art therapy was found to provide verbal and non-verbal opportunities for self-expression and to be witnessed. For the art therapist trainee, there were opportunities for reflection on professional identity and roles,which further informed the art therapy provided within this setting. These findings suggest further investigation and application of art therapy with other individuals on haemodialysis.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Art Therapy > Thesis -- MA Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 02:38
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 04:46
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/591
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