Art and coping with brain tumor patients and relatives in the museum space
Based on the assumption that the museum is particularly suitable as a protected place and as a meeting place and cultural participation for the psycho-oncological monitoring of brain tumor patients, the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster and the Neurosurgery of the Münster University Hospital have titled »Kunst als Lebens I Mittel« developed an art education program for brain tumor patients. The program consists of 2 parts: The participants first take part in a guided tour through the museum and then can work through their impressions in a subsequent workshop.
To describe the effects of this program and to consolidate the program, it should be scientifically evaluated.
The evaluation study will investigate
- which conditions contribute to the museum being experienced as a protected space,
- to what extent the specific conditions in the museum influence the communication between patients and relatives
- to what extent the museum can be experienced by the patients as a place of encounter and cultural participation and
- whether and to what extent museum visits contribute to the development of coping strategies.
For the investigation of these questions both qualitative research instruments as well as standardized specific and generic questionnaires should be used.
Department of Neurosurgery University Hospital Münster
Art Museum Pablo Picasso Münster
Catholic University of Freiburg
MSH Medical School Hamburg
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