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What Effect does Life Story Work have on Life Writing?

Deyanna Ricketts


This PhD presents both critical and creative writing that analyses the interactions and intersections between Life Story Work, medical humanities, and life writing. I like to think of this work as plaiting together concepts from these three areas, tied up with a bobble of practice research. Life Story Work (LSW) is a “defined approach which provides the opportunity for children to explore their own history” (Rose, 2012: p26). This intervention aims to help children who are looked after by a local authority or adopted to ‘make sense of their pasts.’

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