Australia - International Document

Examination of the Use of the Arts to Improve Health and Healing in Western Australian Hospitals

Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Gibson K, Goedhart L

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Chamber of Arts and Culture WA Inc.


This report was written to recommend hospitals and art organisations how to better work with each other to develop Arts and Health practice in Western Australia that is consistent with the National Framework.

Through literature review, consultation with Arts and Health stakeholders, online surveys, and focus groups, this report produces recommendations on how hospitals can better move towards Arts and health practice and supporting growing evidence states that increased movement will result in better outcomes.

Evidence Type: Survey

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Survey

Context: Hospital

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

APA Citation:

Gibson, K. & Goedhart, L. (2016). Examination of the use of the arts to improve health and healing in Western Australian hospitals. Australia: Chamber of Arts and Culture WA Inc.