Can arts and culture contribute more significantly to the health and well-being of Canadians and our health care system? This paper summarizes preliminary research that indicates arts and culture have a significant role to play in reducing the costs of many medical treatments, in relieving stress and tension in professional caregivers, in promoting both individual and community health, and thereby potentially avoiding future demands on our health care system.
Arts and Culture in Medicine and Health: A Survey Research Paper
Resource Type: Unpublished Article
Publisher Year: 2003
Publisher Month: 01
Subjects: Art therapy , Community, Definition, Individual, Impact on doctors, nurses, etc., Community development & capacity building, Overview, Dance / Movement Therapy, General health / well-being, Promotion, Drama therapy, Music therapy, Arts in health care, Arts in health promotion, Creative aging, Creative arts therapies, Field of Arts and Health