Theatre for children in hospital. The gift of compassion
Sextou, P. 2016. Theatre for children in hospital. The gift of compassion. Bristol, England Intellect Books.
Recent decades have seen a new appreciation develop for applied theatre and the role of arts-based activities in health care. This book looks specifically at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental well-being. Child-led performances, for example, can be used as a technique to distract young patients from hospitalization, prepare them for painful procedures, and teach them calming techniques to control their own pre- or post-operative stress. Persephone Sextou details the key theoretical contexts and practical features of theatre for children, in the process offering motivation, guidance and inspiration for practitioners who want to incorporate performance into their treatment regimen.
|Keywords||Performing art ; Participatory arts; Healthcare; Children; Paediatrics; Health; Wellbeing|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||01 Sep 2021|
|Place of publication||Bristol, England|
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