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Art Injection: Youth Arts in Hospital

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1170
  1. D Isaacs

    Ed Amanda Buckland Available from Child Health information Unit, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia (A$25, pp 72) ISBN 0–9599152–7–3

    To be an adolescent is to be disadvantaged, caught in a limbo between the child and adult worlds, misunderstood by almost everyone. To be a chronically ill adolescent is a double disadvantage.

    Adolescents often find it difficult to cope with their feelings and have difficulty communicating their problems. Art is one medium through which adolescents can express their feelings, a medium that they do not find threatening; and the act of creativity can itself be therapeutic. Art Injection provides a detailed and practical account of how one hospital's youth art programme has developed.

    The department of adolescent …

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