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Kairos: Transforming Waiting Time into Healing for Older Male Cancer Patients Through Textile Art Therapy Interventions

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Kairos: Transforming Waiting Time into Healing for Older Male Cancer Patients Through Textile Art Therapy Interventions

Grabowecky, Hannah (2019) Kairos: Transforming Waiting Time into Healing for Older Male Cancer Patients Through Textile Art Therapy Interventions. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research uncovers the potential benefits of textile interventions with older male cancer patients in waiting spaces, supporting clients through their trajectory of treatment. This theoretical inquiry asks the following questions: “How can art therapy enhance healing within a hospital setting for older men receiving cancer treatment?” and “How could textile-based art therapy interventions, such as knitting, be used during cancer treatment?” A review and synthesis of related literature found that older male cancer patients are at risk for loneliness and social isolation, yet are faced with many barriers to receive social programming. Textile interventions – and knitting specifically – are suggested as a means of increasing sense of inclusion, distracting from symptoms associated with cancer treatment, and providing an opportunity for creativity in clinical and other waiting spaces. The text builds a theoretical foundation from which new frameworks for treatment of this population could be developed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Grabowecky, Hannah
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:September 2019
ID Code:985729
Deposited By: Hannah Grabowecky
Deposited On:26 Aug 2019 13:59
Last Modified:26 Aug 2019 13:59
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