arts and health

Sidney De Haan Research Centre For Arts And Health

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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 …