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The perception of art among patients and staff on a renal dialysis unit

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Show simple item record Corrigan, C. Peterson, L. McVeigh, C. Lavin, P.J. Melotte, G.J. Wall, C. Baker Kerrigan, A. Barnes, L. O'Neill, Desmond Moss, Hilary 2017-11-01T12:23:35Z 2017-11-01T12:23:35Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the purpose and effectiveness of giving outpatients receiving dialysis treatment an opportunity to engage in art activities while receiving care. A mixed method study was conducted. 21 semi-structured interviews were conducted with outpatients attending the dialysis unit and 13 surveys of clinicians were completed. The principle reasons to partake in the art activity programme included: to pass time, to relieve boredom, to be creative, to try something new, distraction from concerns, to stay positive and to achieve something new. Patients who did not participate in the programme pass their time primarily by watching TV or sleeping. All staff who partook in the survey were satisfied with the programme and wanted it to continue. Our findings indicate that the creative arts programme is viewed positively by staff and patients alike, and might be useful in other hospital departments. Further in depth qualitative research would be useful to interrogate the potential effect of engagement in art on positive mental health and quality of life for patients with chronic conditions.   en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Medical Journal;110 (9)
dc.subject renal dialysis en_US
dc.subject art en_US
dc.subject nephrology en_US
dc.subject arts and health en_US
dc.title The perception of art among patients and staff on a renal dialysis unit en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-10-31T18:07:19Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2727681
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journalirish Medical Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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