Year: 1997 Source: Applied Nursing Research, v.10, no.1, (February 1997), p.19-26 SIEC No: 20031171

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore reactions of hospitalized, suicidal adolescents to an art furture image intervention. During the intervention adolescents were asked to rethink future expectations while creating a caricature of themselves in the future. Follow-up interviews were coded & analyzed to determine the meaning of the intervention to adolescents. The efficacy of this intervention & its implications are discussed. (15 refs)