Loss, Bereavement and Creativity: Meanings and Uses

Brennan, Michael (2015) Loss, Bereavement and Creativity: Meanings and Uses. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 23 (4). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1552-6968

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Abstract

Within the field of death and bereavement studies, the assumption that loss and bereavement provide the spur to creativity has become so widespread as to assume the status of a conventional wisdom. With this in mind, this article surveys the literature on the topic, extant, and contemporary, revealing its diffuseness as well as the multidisciplinary synergies produced by those working in disparate academic and clinical fields of practice. In so doing, the article explores what it means to be creative in the context of loss and bereavement, the potential for self-development and personal growth offered by creativity and loss, the theoretical premises linking creativity and loss, and the application and challenges for creative therapies in the institutional context of hospice and palliative care

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version will appear in the Sage Publications journal Illness, Crisis and Loss
Keywords: Bereavement, Loss, Hospice, Personal Growth, Creative Therapies
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Science
Depositing User: Kimberley Berry
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2016 12:50
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1017

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