The Effects of Somatic Dance for Children and Young People with acute pain in Paediatric Healthcare

Lisa Dowler, Catherine Hawkins

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Abstract

This poster shares findings to date of a study into the effects of improvised, somatic dance and movement for children and young people, who have acute pain, undergoing treatment at Alder Hey Children's hospital, UK. Utilising a mixed methodology of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and a phenomenological approach to movement/dance practice, this research is in collaboration with clinical staff and utilizes validated tools of pain assessment appropriate to the participants ability to communicate both verbally and non—verbally. The study follows six years of foundational inquiries by Small Things including a successful qualitative pilot study.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013
EventCulture Health & Wellbeing International Conference - City Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceCulture Health & Wellbeing International Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period24/06/1326/06/13

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    Practice-as-Research Portfolio: Invisible Duets

    Dowler, L., Hawkins, C. & GerstenRoberts, J., 2011

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    Dowler, L., & Hawkins, C. (2013). The Effects of Somatic Dance for Children and Young People with acute pain in Paediatric Healthcare. Poster session presented at Culture Health & Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom. http://www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/programme_posters.aspx