Wykorzystanie edukacji przygodą w radzeniu sobie ze stresem choroby nowotworowej
The use of adventure education in coping with the stress of cancer
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The occurrence of neoplastic disease is a serious and unsuccessful change in a man’s life situation. Support in coping with neoplastic disease is therapeutic education that is understood as allowing patients to acquire skills to recognize in themselves the internal forces and resources to fight the disease, to cope with emotions, to have constructive communication, to find the sense of illness. Helpful in achieving these objectives can be adventure education, which assumes that change can be achieved through direct and intentional contact with challenge, adventure and experience. The article presents qualitative research conducted among 20 cancer patients who participated in the workshop with the use of adventure. The study shows that participation in adventure education is conducive to looking at disease from a distance and promotes better coping with it. It also leads to the sick person’s amazement with the world, curiosity about life and other people, joy of small things and desire to enter into direct contact with nature.
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