Masterworks of art and chronic illness experiences in the elderly.

  title={Masterworks of art and chronic illness experiences in the elderly.},
  author={Helen F Hodges and Ann C Keeley and Elaine C Grier},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={36 3},
AIM This article presents findings of a qualitative study, conducted between 1997 and 2000, to investigate the plausibility of integrating masterworks of art with care of the chronically ill elderly, and to analyse perceptions about chronic illness among three groups: registered nurses, nursing students, and the elderly. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE Statistically the incidence of chronic illness increases in the elderly. Although pathophysiology of chronic illness is increasingly understood… CONTINUE READING