Projective drawings as an aid to music therapy. A case study of an uncommunicative and withdrawn 17 year old Finnish male adolescent who had symbols and thoughts in his mind which he could not express verbally but came in contact with during music therapy sessions. He was then able to use drawings to reflect his […]
Meaning in life as an important component of functioning in old age. The study locates different measures of meaning in life within a multidimensional space of functioning in old age. 55 persons aged 75 and older participated in laboratory tests, a medical examination, and interviews over a 3 year period. By Sanna Takkinen and Isto […]
Finnish and English children’s color use to depict affectively characterized figures. In this study it was found that Finnish and English children differed in their use of color for drawings of neutral and nasty figures. The findings are discussed in terms of the need to explore the role of culture in mediating children’s use of […]
Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training. This peer reviwed article states that viewing art and discussing perceptions of loneliness or suffering was an effective method to help healthcare professionals develop empathy in the elderly care. By Lisbeth Blomqvist, Kaisu Pitkala, Pirkko Routasalo, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, […]
School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review . The paper is a report of a review of the literature on the effects of school-based drama interventions in health promotion for school-aged children and adolescents. A search was carried out using 10 databases and hand searching for the period January 1990 […]
A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods. This study aims to compare Finnish medical students’ perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods […]
Children’s experiences of a drama programme in social and emotional learning. The aim of the school-based drama programme was to enhance child social and emotional learning. The programme was implemented by class teachers or teacher-school nurse dyads among fourth and fifth graders (10-12 years old) during the school year 2007-2008.
Senioriteatteri – taidetta vai dementiantorjuntaa? Teatteri on paikka, jossa on lupa unohtaa ikä, vaivat ja murheet ja elää hetken muunlaista identiteettiä kuin vanhuksen. Leonie Hohenthal-Antinin senioriteatteria koskeva väitöskirja on Suomessa ensimmäinen – maailmassa tiettävästi toinen – teatteritutkimus, jossa iän ja näyttelemisen suhdetta eritellään poikkitieteellisesti. Tähän asti teatteritutkimus ei ole ollut kiinnostunut iästä ja ikätutkimus teatterintekemisestä: […]