Author(s): Currier, Helen and Garbin, Peg
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2014

This power point was created by the Arts and Healthcare Alliance. During the course of their 2014 annual international conference, they offered a pilot test for artists interested in becoming certified as an Artist in Healthcare. The Artist in Healthcare-Certified was a new certification examination for artists in healthcare that would lead to the credential, Artist in Healthcare-Certified (AIH-C).

Author(s): Colin Macduffa, Fiona Karen Wooda, Charlie Hackettb, John McGheec, David Loudond, and Alastair Macdonaldd
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

While efforts to enhance healthcare workers' knowledge and behaviours in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have been considerable, little is known about how staff visualize pathogens and their relationship to HAIs. This study, therefore, sought to explore how healthcare workers envisage pathogens in the context of HAIs.

Author(s): Felicity Anne Bakera and Raymond A. R. MacDonaldb
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

This study investigated the songwriting experiences of 13 students and 13 retirees who engaged in quasi-therapeutic songwriting experiences.

Author(s): Linda Honan Pellicoa, Kristopher Fennieb, Stephanie Tillmanc, Thomas C. Duffyd, Linda Friedlaendere, and Gillian Grahama
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Observation and auditory skills are essential competencies for nursing practice. Research studies reveal that observational abilities are improved with visual training in an art museum and that the standing competence of auscultative skills is inadequate. This study details an innovative strategy to improve nursing students' observational and auscultative abilities.

Author(s): Jane T. Bertranda, Erica Dudasb, Melissa B. Goldinc, and Cathi Fontenotd
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

This article details how the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (founded 1998) has evolved to sustain New Orleans' musicians in mind, body and spirit by developing a unique access point to primary care, preventative health and social services and occupational outreach. Today, the clinic engages many partners, providers and funders at the federal, state and local levels to serve the increasing demand of their more than 2,400 patients.

Author(s): Joan Jeffria, Victoria H. Raveisb, and Patricia A. Millerc
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY is an intergenerational, interdisciplinary, interprofessional arts legacy project that connects aging professional artists (62+) with teams of advanced students to undertake the preparation and preservation of their creative work, offering a model of positive aging and an educational experience that will help shape the future of our American cultural legacy.

Author(s): Susan Hallama, Andrea Creecha, Maria Varvarigoua, Hilary McQueena, and Helena Gauntb
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

There is considerable evidence that participating in music making can have benefits for children and young people. This research explored how participation in making music might support the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of older people.

Author(s): Jeannine Liddlea, Lynne Parkinsonb, and David Sibbrittc
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Population-based epidemiological studies can contribute to the spectrum of research evidence regarding the potential role of the arts in improving health and well-being among older people. To date, these studies are uncommon. The aim of the current study was to investigate health-related factors associated with participation in creative hobbies in women aged in their eighties living in Australia.

Author(s): Stephen Clift
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

"During 2013, I have had the privilege and pleasure of presenting at two international conferences on recent research undertaken by the Sideny De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health on the value of singing for people affected by chronic obstructie pulmonary disease (COPD). The first in the company of researchers and practitioners from around the world closely involved in the developing field of arts and health, and the second with researchers and practitioners in the wider field of public health. The contrasts between the two conferences were instructive, and point to both the

Author(s): Mandy Archibalda, Shannon Scotta, and Lisa Hartling
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Visual art is a powerful and expressive communication tool with utility in pediatric settings. We undertook a scoping review to understand how visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting) are used in pediatric populations with health (i.e. medical and psychiatric) conditions.