Images of loneliness: using art as an educational method in professional training.

@article{Blomqvist2007ImagesOL,
  title={Images of loneliness: using art as an educational method in professional training.},
  author={Lisbeth Blomqvist and Kaisu Hannele Pitk{\"a}l{\"a} and Pirkko Elina Routasalo},
  journal={Journal of continuing education in nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={89-93}
}
BACKGROUND An educational program using art was created to prepare healthcare professionals to work with older adults by deepening their knowledge of loneliness and promoting self-reflection. METHOD Participants viewed art exploring themes of loneliness and discussed their perceptions. Semi-structured feedback questionnaires were used to evaluate evidence of learning. RESULTS Training enhanced ethical knowing, aesthetic knowing, and empathy. Healthcare professionals also reported increased… CONTINUE READING