Arts For Health And Wellbeing

Nearing the end of the war, a gift of peace was given to the world that looked like nothing more than a giant toy drum on its side wrapped in a tangle of strings. The Hippocrates Prize and this year’s awards symposium are supported by the healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust, philanthropist Professor Anthony Fretwell-Downing, the Hippocrates Initiative and the Arts and Humanities Initiative of Harvard Medical School.

Podcast – Caroline Peppard.mp3 (size 8 MB) Caroline currently works as a Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Health Service Executive and her main areas of interest and research are older people; ageing and the social factors that produce positive ageing and social models of health and illness.arts and healtharts and health

Jo’s X-ray is a work of art : An ARTHRITIC patient attending Tallaght Hospital has discovered the world is at her finger tips – after one lady was selected as runner-up in the Art and Health Competition of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.arts and health

The goals of our review, primarily covering the period 1995 through 2007, were to assess the state of peer-reviewed research on arts and healing, to provide a brief summary of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and results, and to describe the principal categories of creative expression that have emerged as effective means of enhancing health and wellness.

Margret is also a founding board member of The Australian Centre for Arts and Health Limited, a not-for-profit organization, established as the peak body for the arts and health sector nationally and representing Australia within the international arts and health field.