Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice

TAN, Michael (2018). Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice. Arts and Health, 12 (1), 1-18.

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© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Background: Many arts and health studies have focused on evaluating the impact of participatory arts activities, but few have considered the processes and components shaping the wellbeing outcomes of the participants. This paper uses a relational approach to health to explore the elements at play in participatory arts. Methods: The study uses an action-research case study of a 12-week visual art programme in a nursing home with 10 participants. Data collected were analysed and interpreted using grounded theory to obtain general themes and to facilitate focused analysis. Results: The study identifies the participants, wellbeing outcomes, the environment and the quality of activities as key concerns of arts-health practice. It also reflects on the link between caring and arts-health practice to highlight several caring attributes that promote a caring arts-health practice. Conclusions: The study findings provide a practice framework that can guide decision making and action to foster a caring arts-health practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts in health; assemblage theory; care; critical arts-health practice; practice framework; Aged; Art; Empathy; Female; Focus Groups; Health Services for the Aged; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Male; Nursing Homes; Singapore; Humans; Focus Groups; Empathy; Art; Aged; Nursing Homes; Health Services for the Aged; Singapore; Female; Male; Interviews as Topic; 1117 Public Health and Health Services; 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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Page Range: 1-18
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 13:56
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 14:00

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