The arts in health care : learning from experience Public Deposited

  • 1857172469
  • Haldane, Duncan
  • Loppert, Susan
Place of publication
  • London
  • King's Fund in association with Lulham Art Publications
Publication date
  • 1999
  • 164
  • Creative arts can promote physical, mental and social well-being. The arts can be an effective way of providing people with the confidence to put their views forward and of promoting health messages to those who do not usually listen. This book looks at some very different arts in health care projects, from the design of hospitals to the use of visual and performing arts. This group of papers arose from a major international conference held at the Roehampton Institute from 11-13 September 1997, which examined the various uses of the arts in a health care context. The speakers were selected both for their current research interests and their experience of evaluating individual projects. Other aims of the conference were to assess the wider benefits of using the arts in health care; to look at some of the latest ideas in hospital design, both nationally and internationally; to explore the benefits of using artists-in-residence; to investigate the demands and requirements of site-specific art; and to examine ways in which patients and staff can, or should, be involved in the selection of works of art and other arts activities.
  • Pagination: vii, 164p.; Contents include: The King's Fund/Public Art Development Trust Art in Hospitals scheme - recent work [by] Michaela Crimmin.
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