ERIC Number: ED104435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Poetry Therapy in Psychiatric Nursing.
Anderson, Catherine J.
Poetry therapy has been in use with adult psychiatric patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C, for 10 years. The treatment used involves reading poetry, listening to recordings, studying poets, and writing poetry. The patients' choice of poems is not restricted by the staff, but different types of poetry appeal to different types of patients. The flexibility of poetry therapy has been found advantageous as a treatment modality in psychiatric nursing. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the General Council Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (40th, Washington, D.C., November 16-23, 1974)