Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Book Review: Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Book Review: Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions

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This excellent and timely book provides a much needed guide to designing and evaluating arts in health initiatives in both health and social care settings and in the community. The book adds to the growing body of academic scholarship on arts, health and wellbeing, with a focus on practicalities, and set within an invaluable guide to the historical roots and the recent growth of this field over the last 30 years. Daisy Fancourt fully addresses the issue of defining the field of arts in health and considers both continua and diagrammatic models, before suggesting a typological approach identifying seven key areas of arts and health activity. Reassuringly, these areas correspond closely to the eight aspects of arts, health and wellbeing identified in the subsequent UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing report, Creative Health. At the core of the book are thorough and comprehensive guides to designing and delivering arts interventions in health, followed by guidance on the processes of evaluating and researching such initiatives, including the development of protocols and securing ethical approval. …

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