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ERIC Number: EJ1110166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Anti-Memoir: Creating Alternate Nursing Home Narratives through Zine Making
Houpt, Katharine; Balkin, Linda; Broom, Rubye Hunt; Roth, Allen G.; Selma
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n3 p128-137 2016
This article explores the role art therapy and collaboration can play in enhancing the day-to-day lives of older adults in nursing homes through zine making. Coauthored by an art therapist and four skilled nursing community members, the article is aimed at expanding the role of collaboration in art therapy practice. The authors explicate the effects of the ongoing program Write for You, in which the creation of "zines" facilitates social action and culture change, a movement away from the medical model in the nursing home environment. As a result of this collaboration, the authors argue that participating in Write for You led to increased connection and creative development in bringing voice to the underestimated and overlooked experiences of nursing home community members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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