ISBN: 978-0-9872979-2-1

Australia - International Document

Arts in Health at FMC: Towards a Model of Practice

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Putland C

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Flinders Medical Centre

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This report gives an account of the learning that has resulted from thinking through a ‘model of practice’ lens in appraising the parts that make up the whole program of Arts in Health at a medical centre, and reflecting on the ways in which art is practiced in this setting.

Part 1 describes how the concept of a model evolved out of the evaluation of the Arts in Health at FMC 2009 program. It maps the existing practice at the time, explains a number of analytical tools developed to aid understanding and reflection, and ends with a summary of the implications of this process for decision making and future planning.

Part 2 provides a summary of highlights of the 2009 Program Evaluation findings, including a snapshot of the different kinds of projects, vital statistics about levels of activity and examples of responses to the initiatives by staff, patients and visitors. Part 2 is designed principally to provide background information to support Part 1.

Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Hospital

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Putland, C. (2012). Arts in Health at FMC: Towards a Model of Practice. Australia:Flinders Medical Centre.