Partner: Amici di Luca –  Sector: Research  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Bologna –  Year: 2018 –  Project Status: Concluded –  Type: AMI

THE PROJECT IN SUMMARY

Publication of the outcome of initial research into the impact of a theatre workshop on post-coma patients.

THE PROJECT IN DETAIL

Objectives

To sensitise a broader public to post-coma issues and the impact that theatre workshops can have on the rehabilitation and social integration of people in vegetative and minimal consciousness states. To raise awareness of the project Teatro dei Risvegli, a theatre workshop promoting the social reintegration of young people with coma-induced consequences and who are undergoing post-coma rehabilitation.

Beneficiairies

Social and health workers, hospital staff, representatives of supporting organisations and of the academic, journalistic, medical and social communities.

Activities

The publication, based on the extensive experience of the association Amici di Luca – Teatro dei Risvegli, is an important medium for information and discussion and tool for raising awareness on the use of theatre in post-coma recovery.

The research was carried out in 2017 in partnership with Bologna University and the Emilia Romagna regional health authorities to explore the impact of a theatre workshop for post-coma patients. It was presented in Bologna on 3 October 2017 during the conference ‘Music and theatre in therapeutic situations’ as part of the programme of events for the third ‘European Day of Awakenings’.

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