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The effect of Gestalt play therapy on feelings of anxiety experienced by the hospitalized oncology child

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunn, M. en Constantinou, Melany en 2009-08-25T10:57:00Z 2009-08-25T10:57:00Z 2009-08-25T10:57:00Z 2007-11-30 en
dc.description.abstract A child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, and is hospitalized for extensive periods of time, is faced with innumerable stressful and traumatic circumstances. This emotionally challenging life situation can bring on much emotional distress such as anxiety. Thus, it has become imperative that the oncology child is assisted and supported, in his individual struggle to cope with the harshness of his strained reality. In this study the hospitalized oncology child was provided with a means of support and intervention through the use of Gestalt play therapy. Gestalt play therapy was conducted to assist the child to express and work through feelings of anxiety and related emotional distress associated with his present life experience. Gestalt play therapy was presented with six case studies. The researcher explored and described the experiences of each case study from which, the researcher drew conclusions and made recommendations. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 162 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Child en
dc.subject Chronic illness en
dc.subject Oncology en
dc.subject Cancer en
dc.subject Anxiety (Medical) en
dc.subject Distress en
dc.subject Gestalt en
dc.subject Gestalt play therapy en
dc.subject Diagnosis en
dc.subject Treatment en
dc.subject.ddc 618.92891653
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety in children
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychiatry -- Case studies
dc.title The effect of Gestalt play therapy on feelings of anxiety experienced by the hospitalized oncology child en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en M.Diac. (Play Therapy) en

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