Art and Wellness: The Importance of Art for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and Healing

Author: 
Alice Muirhead and Sarah de Leeuw
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Addressing the vast health inequalities that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada requires solutions that are as complex as the problems themselves. This fact sheet details the ways in which art, and more broadly, creative processes, can, and are being used, to address the root causes of ill-health, the experience of disease, clinical symptoms, and the ways and means through which Aboriginal peoples interact with health care systems.

Language: 
English
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Resource/Research Type:
Resource Type: Unpublished Article
Document Details:
Author: Alice Muirhead and Sarah de Leeuw, National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
Publisher Details:
Publisher Year: 2012
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Vocabularies:
Area: Canada
Audience: Aboriginal