State of the field report: Arts in healthcare 2009


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Year of Publication:
2009

Publisher(s):
Society for the Arts in Healthcare

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This State of the Field Report offers information about progress in the field since a 2003 symposium, hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, which resulted in recommendations and a strategic direction to advance the arts in healthcare.

In March 2003 symposium, hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, brought together 40 experts in medicine, the arts, social services, media, business, and government to develop a strategic plan for advancing cultural programming in healthcare. The strategic plan aimed to help advocates raise awareness of the benefits of arts in healthcare, better document and disseminate research demonstrating its value, move toward a national funding base, and develop adequate training to educate and train healthcare workers and administrators (NEA, 2003). The participants in this landmark symposium included representatives from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, the American Hospital Association, Johns Hopkins University, Americans for the Arts, National Institute on Aging, and The Joint Commission.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

State of the Field Committee. (2009). State of the field report: Arts in healthcare 2009. Washington, DC: Society for the Arts in Healthcare.