Virtual Art Therapy at Home to Support Cancer Patients in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Practice Report

Authors

  • Teresa Burger Medical Center Freiburg, Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg, Psychosocial Cancer Counseling Center Freiburg, Germany
  • Alexander Wuensch Medical Center Freiburg, Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg, Psychosocial Cancer Counseling Center AND Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Center-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Abstract

This practical report shows a possibility of psychosocial support for cancer patients in an online format by means of "Art Therapy at Home" and is intended to stimulate discussion about how patients can be supported virtually during the pandemic. The project "Art Therapy at Home" illustrates how profitable virtual art therapy can be for patients despite social distancing and what different possibilities exist. At the same time, the limits and disadvantages, such as the limited interpersonal interaction while using the digital medium, become visible and demonstrate that personal contact cannot be fully replaced.

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Published

2021-06-13

How to Cite

Burger, T., & Wuensch, A. (2021). Virtual Art Therapy at Home to Support Cancer Patients in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Practice Report . International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 8(2). Retrieved from https://ijbmc.org/index.php/ijbmc/article/view/307

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