Staffordshire University logo
STORE - Staffordshire Online Repository

Repairing Emotional and Sexual Damage caused by Cancer- International Symposium UCA-University for the Creative Arts

DOBSON, Colette (2016) Repairing Emotional and Sexual Damage caused by Cancer- International Symposium UCA-University for the Creative Arts. In: Damage and Repair - How Can I Make it Better, February 2016, University of the Creative Arts.

This is the latest version of this item.

[img] Slideshow
damage and repair UCA.pptx - Presentation
Restricted to Registered users only
Available under License All Rights Reserved (Under Embargo).

Download (5MB) | Request a copy
[img] Text (paper at Damage and Repair Conference)
damage and repair paper.docx - Presentation
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (23kB)
[img] Text
damage and repair paper.docx
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (23kB)
[img] Slideshow
damage and repair UCA.pptx - Presentation
Restricted to Registered users only
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (5MB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
damage and repair paper.docx
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (23kB)

Abstract or description

The presentation to the Damage and Repair symposium attracted an audience of 100 health professional delegates. The presentation by health professionals and artists explained how patients and artists together explored sexual problems encountered following prostate cancer treatment. This novel and highly collaborative approach empowered patients to use art and new forms of artistic expression as an alternative language to express and communicate their feelings of emotional and physical trauma using visual metaphors that go beyond the clinical and can resonate with a deeper sense of touch and emotional meaning. It focused on the concepts of damage and repair, asking at what stage change became damage and exploring the nature of repair? Work created by the artists, drawing on the contributions from patients, was shared a the workshop by the artists and patients to challenge health professionals by confronting them with a form of communication that is unfamiliar and hard to understand, replicating a sense of the patient’s perspective in dealing with medical issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: For access to the PowerPoint slides please contact STORE@staffs.ac.uk
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Damage and Repair - How Can I Make it Better
Event Location: University of the Creative Arts
Event Dates: February 2016
Depositing User: Colette DOBSON
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 15:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 15:13
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5201

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

DisabledGo Staffordshire University is a recognised   Investor in People. Sustain Staffs
Legal | Freedom of Information | Site Map | Job Vacancies
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE t: +44 (0)1782 294000