A study of the effects of visual and performing arts in health care


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Duncan JP, Staricoff RL, White M

Year of Publication:
2003

Publisher(s):
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Arts

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The first attempt in the UK to evaluate the contribution of visual and performing arts in hospital settings. The authors describe a series of small-scale controlled studies in a variety of clinical settings in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, drawing data from routine clinical assessments to minimise demands on staff and patients and to ensure ecological validity. The authors conclude that their findings show that ‘the integration of visual and performing arts into the health care environment induce psychological, physiological and biological outcomes which could have clinical significance’.



Evidence Type: Case Study

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Hospital

Art Forms: Visual Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Staricoff, R., Duncan, J., & Wright, M. (2002). A study of the effects of visual and performing arts in health care. London: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.