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ERIC Number: EJ805162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
A Place for Healing: A Hospital Art Class, Writing, and the Researcher's Task
Kellman, Julia
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v42 n3 p106-121 Fall 2008
This reflective essay examines the relationships of place, community, narrative, and art making in the lives of those who are seriously ill with HIV/AIDS. It explores the possibility of creating a supportive place in an impersonal institution, and it suggests the role of such a place in the healing of discontinuities in the lives of class members. In addition, it suggests and illustrates the efficacy of a literary, autoethnographic approach to writing as a means of exploring the complex nature of research both with people who are seriously ill and with those who are not. (Contains 59 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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