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Expressive Arts in Palliative Care

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Enrol in Expressive Arts in Palliative Care

Course Code: ARTS2197

To register for this course, you must meet the admission requirements for the Expressive Arts Graduate Certificate Program. For more details, visit
This course is an elective credit toward Fleming College's Expressive Arts Certificate. It is not an elective credit toward Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.
It is strongly recommended that students have taken Introduction to Expressive Arts (formerly Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy and Expressive Arts - Exploring Relationships (formerly Exploration of Therapeutic Relationships).

An ageing population and trending hospice care lend to incorporating the expressive arts in caring for the dying, caregivers, and families. Instruction will incorporate a multi-cultural approach to death and dying with resources on expressive arts activities to provide meaningful expression for those in palliative care as well as self-care for caregivers and families. Explore various art forms such as memoir writing, communication and preserving memories through the arts, as well as creative ways to process the experiences for the hospice professional. Expressive art forms such as expressive writing, poetry, storytelling, art-making, drumming, movement and sound will also be incorporated. This course will be of interest to those who work in all areas palliative care, both with individuals and groups. No artistic skill is required, but an open heart, a curious mind and a playful spirit will enhance the experience.

Attend this course in person

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

Material List and Important Details:

There will be a $20 material fee payable to the instructor.