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Music and Arts in Health: A Perspective from the United States

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Sonke J

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Music and Arts in Action

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Other Paper


The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare focuses on Music and Arts in Action. While music and other art forms have long been associated with health promotion, their place in health practices and the specific constructs that effect healing and wellness have been difficult to define. This paper discusses the arts, and music in particular, in the contexts of traditional cultures and contemporary biomedicine, psychotherapies and community practice. Current research and the trend toward defining two distinct fields of ‘arts therapies’ and ‘arts in healthcare’ practices are also discussed, as is the need for more in-depth studies of the effects of such practices in everyday life.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Art Forms: Music

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APA Citation:

Sonke,J.(2011). Music and Arts in Health: A Perspective from the United States. USA: Music and Arts in Action.