Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing
International perspectives on practice, policy, and research
Edited by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education, Director Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Paul M. Camic, Professor of Psychology and Public Health and Research Director, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, both from Department of Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK
There is growing interest internationally in the contributions which the creative arts can make to wellbeing and health in both healthcare and community settings. A timely addition to the field, the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is the first work of its kind to discuss the role the creative arts have in addressing some of the most pressing public health challenges
- International coverage of creative arts demonstrates their role in very contrasting societies around the world.
- Illustrates how implementing creative arts practices in the promotion of health and wellbeing is compatible with evidence-based practices.
- Introduces the role of the arts across the whole life-span, from birth to the end of life.
- Demonstrates the value of the arts in different social settings - communities, schools, hospitals, prisons.
- Offers detailed case studies of creative arts practice in promoting wellbeing and health.
- Includes a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online.
Providing an evidence-base and recommendations for a wide audience, this is an essential resource for anyone involved with this increasingly important component of public health practice. The textbook offers key insights for developing new creative arts-based approaches to health and wellbeing, and shows how these can augment established practices within a variety of social settings.
Theoretically grounded and with a strong evidence base, this book brings together contributions from both practitioners and researches to provide a comprehensive account of the field. Using international examples, the textbook elucidates the various approaches that have successfully led to improvements in public health, whilst case studies in healthcare practices evaluate the impact of arts-based initiatives in a multitude of international settings, life-course stages, and social milieus.
The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is a comprehensive resource that will be essential to anyone with an interest in this increasingly important component of public health practice.
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Hardback | 368 pages
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