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): 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.

Author(s): Ann Skingley, Sonia Page, Stephen Clift, Ian Morrison, Simon Coulton, Pauline Treadwell, Trish Vella-Burrows, Isobel Salisbury, and Matthew Shipton
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) is a long term respiratory condition with a high prevalence rate and associated with considerable physical and psychological morbidity. This research aims to examine the perceptions of people with COPD taking part in regular group singing, in terms of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness.

Author(s): Hannah L. Paddon, Linda J.M. Thomson, Usha Menon, Anne E. Lanceley, and Helen J. Chatterjee
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

This study sought to determine the effects of a heritage-in-health intervention on well-being. Benefits of arts-in-health interventions are relatively well-documented yet little robust research has been conducted using heritage-in-health interventions, such as those involving museum objects.

Author(s): Catherine Grant
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

This study sought the perceptions and experiences of people with disability relating to their potential or current involvement in the governance of arts and cultural organisations in Australia.

Author(s): Pierre Leichnera, Eve Lagardeb, and Christelle Lemaire
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Social isolation is an ongoing issue for those experiencing mental distress. This issue was the theme of the Windows to Discover project completed as part of an artist residency in Lille, France.

Author(s): Miller, Alexa
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

Power point presentation from the webinar presented by the Arts and Health Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Arts & Health) entitled, What Does Art Have to Do With Patient Saftey?, led by Alexa Miller, MA on January 15, 2014

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.