Bedside theatre performance and its effects on hospitalised children's well-being

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Sextou, Persephone and Monk, Claire 2013. Bedside theatre performance and its effects on hospitalised children's well-being. 5 (1), pp. 81-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2012.712979
AuthorsSextou, Persephone and Monk, Claire
Abstract

This article reports on practice-based pilot research being undertaken at Birmingham Children's Hospital in England on the impact of bedside theatre performance on hospitalised children's well-being. It discusses the process of creating theatre for sick children, connecting with the hospital and working within the hospital tight routines, dealing with ethics, working with theatre artists and performing to children bedside. It also reports on evidence collected by questionnaire and interviews about the perceived benefits of bedside theatre by children and their parent/carers. This emphasis on the process is appropriate for theatre practitioners, arts therapists and clinical staff who work with hospitalised children.

KeywordsCommunity theatre; Children; Health; Wellbeing; MBCT; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Year2013
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 81-88
PublisherTaylor and Francis Online
ISSN1753-3723
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2012.712979
Official URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17533015.2012.712979
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Online30 Aug 2012
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Accepted13 Jul 2012
Deposited01 Jul 2021
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