7. Role and Use of Creative Arts in Diabetes Care

  1. Trisha Dunning AM RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA Professor
  1. Jean-Philippe Assal and
  2. Tisiana Assal

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch7

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

How to Cite

Assal, J.-P. and Assal, T. (2012) Role and Use of Creative Arts in Diabetes Care, in Diabetes Education (ed T. Dunning AM), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch7

Author Information

  1. Foundation for Research and Training in Patient Education, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656051

Online ISBN: 9781118702666



  • Artistic expression;
  • Blood glucose;
  • Diabetes care;
  • Healthcare delivery;
  • Health professionals (HPs);
  • Medical identity;
  • Painting workshops;
  • Promoting creativity;
  • Therapeutic education;
  • Therapeutic patient education (TPE)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Medical Identity

  • The Four Cardinal Axes of Healthcare Delivery

  • Listening to Patients and Modes of Self-Expression

  • Promoting Creativity

  • Painting as a Process of Transformation

  • The Theatre of Lived Experience

  • Artistic Expression Favours Communication

  • Two Examples

  • Key Learning

  • Art and Therapeutic Education

  • Summary

  • Recommended Reading