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Arts in Health at FMC: Evaluation Reports FMC SALA Artists-in-residence 2015 & 2016

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Putland C

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Flinders Medical Centre

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Arts in Health at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) was the first hospital-based program in South Australia and remains one of the longest running, most extensive and diverse in Australia. Since its inception in 1996 it has delivered a continuous program of arts-based initiatives designed to improve and enrich the physical environment and health care experience at the Flinders Medical Centre.

From July-December 2015 Arts in Health at FMC joined with the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) to host their first SALA Artist-in-Residence, John Blines. Based on the success of this residency and the effectiveness of the partnership, Arts in Health at FMC hosted a second SALA Artist-in-Residence, Jessie Lumb, who worked in several sites within FMC from March-August 2016.

Each of these residencies was the focus of independent evaluation by Dr Christine Putland and the respective reports are brought together in this publication under one cover. While the reports are intended to stand alone, collectively they give an account of the development of the formal partnership between SALA and Arts in Health at FMC over more than one year. Coupling the reports in one document underlines some of the broader impacts of such cross-disciplinary residencies.

Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Physical Health

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Hospital

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Visual Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Putland, C. (2016). Arts in Health at FMC: Evaluation Reports FMC SALA Artists-in-residence 2015 & 2016. . Australia: Flinders Medical Centre.