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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149964
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss and Grief
Abstract:
The Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss and Grief
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Allchin, Lynn, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Connecticut
Title:Assistant Professor
The Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss & Grief is a class within our Esthetic Ways of Knowing in Nursing course. The goal of this class is to have students explore loss and grief through artistic expression. An in-depth exploration of loss, grief, expressions of grief, and nurses' comfort with the grief of others (patients, families, friends, nurses), as well as nurses' own grief, is undertaken. A portion of the class is an open discussion of the concepts of loss, grief, mourning, and bereavement. A portion of the class involves students constructing sympathy cards to real or imagined persons experiencing some form of loss or grief. Discussion is encouraged as cards are constructed. Reminiscence is encouraged throughout the exercise. Having nurses comfortable with the concepts of loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning will benefit those they care for, both individuals and their families. Loss and grief, in others and ourselves, can be an uncomfortable area to approach. Having a safe environment, the classroom, to explore thoughts and feelings around loss and grief may increase comfort levels of these individual nursing students. As these students graduate and enter the work force, this increased level of comfort with loss and grief will follow them into their world of health care. The goal, as always, is to improve the care of individuals, and their families, facing loss and grief. Students' evaluation of both the content of the class and the application of art as a way of discussing the class content of loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning, and examples of their work will be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss and Griefen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149964-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss and Grief</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Allchin, Lynn, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Connecticut</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lynn.allchin@uconn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Art of Sympathy: Exploring Loss &amp; Grief is a class within our Esthetic Ways of Knowing in Nursing course. The goal of this class is to have students explore loss and grief through artistic expression. An in-depth exploration of loss, grief, expressions of grief, and nurses' comfort with the grief of others (patients, families, friends, nurses), as well as nurses' own grief, is undertaken. A portion of the class is an open discussion of the concepts of loss, grief, mourning, and bereavement. A portion of the class involves students constructing sympathy cards to real or imagined persons experiencing some form of loss or grief. Discussion is encouraged as cards are constructed. Reminiscence is encouraged throughout the exercise. Having nurses comfortable with the concepts of loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning will benefit those they care for, both individuals and their families. Loss and grief, in others and ourselves, can be an uncomfortable area to approach. Having a safe environment, the classroom, to explore thoughts and feelings around loss and grief may increase comfort levels of these individual nursing students. As these students graduate and enter the work force, this increased level of comfort with loss and grief will follow them into their world of health care. The goal, as always, is to improve the care of individuals, and their families, facing loss and grief. Students' evaluation of both the content of the class and the application of art as a way of discussing the class content of loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning, and examples of their work will be presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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