This study endeavors to investigate how healthcare workers, equipped with expressive arts methods, could foster life-death education for the elderly. Forty-nine older adults aged 60 or above joined a 10-session expressive arts-based life-death education program that was led by social workers equipped with expressive arts methods. An ethnographic research approach, with a post-treatment focus group (n = 17), was conducted with the participants. The results showed that expressive arts methods could enhance reorganization of life experiences, promote dealing with ambivalent emotion regarding life-death issues, improve communicating life-death issues with family members, and induce ideas to prepare for death.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)