Explores the possibilities for innovative program design and implementation - from healing gardens through public performances to bedside activities. Draws on examples from a wide range of arts and looks at how programs can be aimed at specific populations and fields, such as children, palliative care and caregivers.
Provides a complete overview of how to go about undertaking research and practice in the field of arts in health. Explores the context for arts in health interventions, and considers what 'arts in health' encompasses and the range of disciplines involved.
A complete, practical introduction to medical art therapy. It presents evidence-based strategies for helping people of all ages. Contributors are experienced art therapists who combine essential knowledge with in-depth clinical guidance.
A perspective on the collaboration of physicians and artists through the centuries. It shows us how the practice of medicine and our understanding of disease and the human body have gone hand in hand with the development of techniques in art, combined with such inventions as the camera and the microscope.
Representations of disabled figures from a range of styles and periods, mostly from the twentieth century. An effort to contextualize understanding of disability historically, as well as in terms of medicine, literature, and visual culture.
Celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings and collages created by people diagnosed with autism. The work of over 50 contributors exhibits an array of unique perspectives on how these individuals see the world and their places in it.
Famous painters, writers, composers and philosophers of the 18th to the 20th centuries who suffered from neurological diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, brain trauma and dementia, including Gershwin, Kant, Musorgsky, Poe, Ravel, Van Gogh and many more.
"We connect researchers with opportunities to explore best practices in arts and health pathways, identify new ways to approach the design of therapeutic advances, and facilitate team science involving the arts as a catalyst for innovation. "
Group incorporating various visual arts, music therapy and more throughout the health system. Arts programs are free for patients and families, and galleries, performances and collections are meant to be enjoyed by visitors and the public.