Is there compelling evidence for using the arts in health care?


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Fenner P, Harpur S, Rimbold J, Robinson P, Rumbold B

Year of Publication:
2012

Publisher(s):
Health Policy Research Institute

Abstract:

This evidence brief highlights the effectiveness in applying arts in health settings for patients, staff, and visitors. It lists evidence supporting that arts in health can lead to a variety of positive outcomes such as improvement in personal and social skills and reducing of stress and anxiety. In addition, there is better overall cost savings as there will be a better management of symptoms as well as a reduced need of health services. Overall, there is little evidence of harm in arts and health.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

APA Citation:

Fenner, P., Rumbold, B., Rumbold, J., Robinson, P., & Harpur, S. (2012). Is there compelling evidence for using the arts in health care? Health Policy Research Institute.