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Waiting at the Gate

Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home, 1st Edition

By Susan L Sandel, David Johnson


178 pages

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Here is the result of over ten years of hands-on clinical experience by two experts wha have worked with the elderly. The authors explore the contributions of the creative arts therapies, specifically movement and drama therapy, to the individual and communal welfare of residents in nursing homes.

Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home eloquently demonstrates how movement and drama therapy facilitate the preservation of life, of meaning, and of hope by seeking the beautiful and playful aspects of the self, and valuing humor, flexibility, and spontaneity in relationships with others. The authors show how these values challenge the “waiting to die” phenomenon of the custodial nursing home and offer lively alternatives to the resident in the new institution of the 1990s.

Table of Contents

Contents Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home: An Emerging Vision

  • Principles of Group Treatment in a Nursing Home
  • A Psychosocial Approach to Dance-Movement Therapy
  • Developing a Movement Therapy Program for Geriatric Patients
  • The Developmental Method in Drama Therapy
  • Reminiscence in Movement Therapy
  • Exploring Sexual Issues Through Movement Therapy
  • Insight and Transference in Drama Therapy
  • Expressive Group Therapy With Severely Confused Patients
  • Creating and Playing: Bridges for Intergenerational Communication
  • Intergenerational Movement Therapy: A Leadership Challenge
  • Therapeutic Rituals in the Nursing Home

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Terminal Care
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Nursing / Gerontology
MEDICAL / Nursing Home Care
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
RELIGION / Spirituality
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology