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A Model for Art Therapy–Based Supervision for End-of-Life Care Workers in Hong Kong

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End-of-life care workers and volunteers are particularly prone to burnout given the intense emotional and existential nature of their work. Supervision is one important way to provide adequate support that focuses on both professional and personal competencies. The inclusion of art therapy principles and practices within supervision further creates a dynamic platform for sustained self-reflection. A 6-week art therapy–based supervision group provided opportunities for developing emotional awareness, recognizing professional strengths, securing collegial relationships, and reflecting on death-related memories. The structure, rationale, and feedback are discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Centre on Behavioral Health and Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2: The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, Hong Kong 3: ExCEL3 Project of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication date: January 2, 2015

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