Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

Healing pathways of faith, hope and creativity: The effects of finger labyrinths on pediatric oncology patients

Taylor, P.

Abstract:  This project explored the effects of using finger labyrinths with pediatric oncology patients, with artwork as a means of expression.  Data was collected through observation, interviews, and images using the ethnographic method. The study addressed the emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of children and adolescents with cancer as well as the historical and contemporary uses of the labyrinth. Five cancer patients were enrolled in the project with their assent and the consent of their parents. The project demonstrated that finger labyrinths provided a container for expressing emotions, dealing with the anxiety of life-limiting illness, and finding hope for the future.

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