In 2013, the Standing Council on Health and the Meeting of Cultural Ministers endorsed the National Arts and Health Framework. Participants of arts and health programmes are also varied, from patients to carers to medical students and healthcare staff and there is no one designation or recognised qualification for arts practitioners in healthcare (Dileo & Bradt, 2009; Moss & ‘Neill, 2009).
Current research interests include aesthetic deprivation in hospital; the role of the arts for older people; participative and receptive arts; music and health; art therapy and chronic pain and developing professional training for artists in healthcare settings.
A new paradigm of arts and health not only offer service users an opportunity to access the most relevant activity to meet their needs but also requires that different professionals clearly differentiate their roles and acknowledge that different training and professional approaches within their field are valuable and a positive addition to their own training and professional stance.
ARHL510: Foundations in Arts and Health (3cr) – This course provides a general survey of the arts, across their various forms and manifestations (performing, studio, literary, etc.) as they relate to the numerous domains of human health (physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, etc.).
ADAPT SMART is a platform funded by the European Union’s IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) for the coordination of Medicines Adaptive Pathways to Patients (MAPPs) activities, involving multi-stakeholder approaches from research through to treatment outcomes.