Visual art and transformation

Tischler, Victoria ORCID: (2015) Visual art and transformation. In: Health Humanties. Palgrave. ISBN 978-1-137-28260-6

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In this chapter Tischler argues for the increased role of visual arts in healthcare research, education
and public engagement. She summarises evidence on the use of visual arts and healthcare to date,
primarily in the fields of therapy, education, and spaces, both clinical and public. Whilst artistic
approaches have been enthusiastically developed and received the evidence base for their health enhancing
benefits is scant. This is an issue as commissioners and the larger population will need to
be convinced of the merit of such approaches if they are to be cascaded more widely. The author
suggests that these issues should be overcome as the visual arts have unique power, not only to be
therapeutic for the individual but also to transform the identity and create aesthetic artefacts which
can effect change at a societal level.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1057/9781137282613_1
Subjects: Medicine and health > Clinical medicine > Dementia
Arts > Gallery and museum
Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health > Healthcare education
Medicine and health > Mental health
Arts > Art and design history
Social sciences > Communication and culture
Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Primary health
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Depositing User: Victoria Tischler
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 12:24
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:25

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