A recent NEA report, Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists , found that increasing numbers of artists are working as artists in other settings as more sectors are recognizing the value artists can add to their work.” With arts-in-health projects gaining in number and sophistication, rigorous research is critical for better understanding and refining this work and assessing its impact. The International Health Professional category is open to any in the world who is a Health Professional employees, a health student or working in a professional organisation or charity involved in education and training of health professional students and staff or in supporting the care of patients.
In a joint launch in the UK and in the USA, the judges for the 2017 International Open and Health Professional Awards have been announced as Neal Baer, Harvard-trained American paediatrician and ER producer, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Jorie Graham; Scottish Makar (national poet) Jackie Kay; and Professor Owen Lewis, New York, USA.
To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care After completing Foundations of Arts and Health, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care.
Both professional and familial caregivers are faced with the realities of human suffering, illness, and mortality on a daily basis, and the arts offer caregivers an opportunity for self-expression, allowing each a safe place to understand their experiences and emotions.
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