Health humanities and the creative disciplines

Tischler, Victoria ORCID: (2020) Health humanities and the creative disciplines. In: The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities. The Routledge Companion. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, pp. 85-90. ISBN 9780429469060

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Creative practitioners, referred to as creatives in this chapter, include visual artists, musicians, theatre directors and designers, writers and poets. These practitioners regularly engage with health care training and delivery e.g. by participating in educational programmes for nurses and doctors and enhancing the aesthetics and ambience in clinical environments. This chapter considers what the health humanities have to offer creatives. I suggest that health humanities can play a greater role in the training and practice of creatives, offering individual opportunities as well as wider benefits to the community. The reciprocal benefits of creativity and health are considered historically using visual arts and mental health as an example, and within the framework of co-creative practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4324/9780429469060
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities on 10/02/2020, available online: or
Subjects: Arts > Gallery and museum
Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Mental health
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Depositing User: Victoria Tischler
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 14:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:13


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