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Bibliotherapy : a mental health approach with institutionalized elderly people

Bibliotherapy is an innovative therapeutic technique that uses reading as a helping process for dealing with stress. It has been proposed as a mental health approach for individuals facing social, psychological or developmental problems. As reading tends to be a non-threatening method of sharing problems, a bibliotherapy group was implemented for 12 weeks with eight alert elderly people who had difficulties coping with their current life situation in a long-term care institution. The effectiveness of a bibliotherapeutic approach with this population is evaluated and implications for social work policy, practice and research are discussed.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:LACETR/oai:collectionscanada.gc.ca:QMM.59436
Date January 1990
CreatorsSakadakis, Venes
PublisherMcGill University
Source SetsLibrary and Archives Canada ETDs Repository / Centre d'archives des thèses électroniques de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
LanguageEnglish
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
Formatapplication/pdf
CoverageMaster of Social Work (School of Social Work.)
RightsAll items in eScholarship@McGill are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
Relationalephsysno: 001233154, proquestno: AAIMM63629, Theses scanned by UMI/ProQuest.

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