The value of art therapy in antenatal and postnatal care: A brief literature review with recommendations for future research
|Hogan, S., Sheffield, D. and Woodward, A.
There is a very small body of literature addressing the use of the arts or art therapy in antenatal and post-natal care, and much of it is qualitative, including some rich and complex data which is worthy of discussion and consideration. Overall, it points to a promising use of supportive and therapeutic arts in this area. This article presents some background on the use of the arts specifically focusing on post-natal depression and birth trauma. It then moves on to present a brief survey of literature in the field, followed by some further reflections and discussion about further research needed to establish clinical utility and economic viability.
|Art therapy; Antenatal; Birth; Postnatal; Perinatal health; Literature review
|International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape
|Taylor & Francis
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|15 Mar 2017, 14:54
|17 Feb 2017
|University of Derby
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