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"Riding My Manta Ray with Uncle Fester": Hypnosis for Managing Pain and Distress in A Dying Child

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This case reports the application of hypnosis and visual imagery during palliative care for end-stage leukaemia in an 11-year-old boy. In a brief therapeutic engagement (single session), the treatment goals were specific symptom relief (e.g., pain, itch, sweating), and identifying and managing negative affective states (e.g., anxiety, anger). Positive quality of life outcomes were observed in achieving rest and comfort, as well as regaining significant levels of mastery and control during the last ten days of hospital-based care.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Goodenough, B., Hardy, J., & Jarratt, R. (2003). "Riding My Manta Ray with Uncle Fester": Hypnosis for Managing Pain and Distress in A Dying Child. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 31(2), 95-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0347761621

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • This case reports the application of hypnosis and visual imagery during palliative care for end-stage leukaemia in an 11-year-old boy. In a brief therapeutic engagement (single session), the treatment goals were specific symptom relief (e.g., pain, itch, sweating), and identifying and managing negative affective states (e.g., anxiety, anger). Positive quality of life outcomes were observed in achieving rest and comfort, as well as regaining significant levels of mastery and control during the last ten days of hospital-based care.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Goodenough, B., Hardy, J., & Jarratt, R. (2003). "Riding My Manta Ray with Uncle Fester": Hypnosis for Managing Pain and Distress in A Dying Child. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 31(2), 95-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0347761621

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 95

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2