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ERIC Number: EJ1009275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Last Breath: Art Therapy with a Lung Cancer Patient Facing Imminent Death
Furman, Lisa R.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v28 n4 p177-180 2011
Art therapy can be an effective way to focus on end of life issues with cancer patients facing imminent death. This viewpoint discusses ethical challenges in the treatment of a 63-year-old man with terminal lung cancer who was participating in short-term individual art therapy. Difficult issues that often surface in the final days of life may include greater need for trust, dependency on others, feelings of inadequacy, loss of control, and fear of death. The situation may present pertinent ethical dilemmas for the art therapist, which directly impact the choice of therapeutic intervention that best serves the interests of a dying client. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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