Getting Creative in Health Care

Janet Pagan, Stuart Cunningham, Peter Higgs
2009 Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture & Policy  
The contribution of creative occupations to Australian healthcare was examined using a mix of statistics and case studies. Creative occupations were found to be making significant, growing and widespread contributions to the development and delivery of healthcare goods and services, the initial training and ongoing professionalism of doctors and nurses and the effective functioning of healthcare buildings. Key functions that creative activities addressed were information management and analysis
more » ... and making complex information comprehensible, assisting communication and reducing psycho-social and distancemediated barriers, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services. Reports in this Series: Educating for the creative workforce: rethinking arts and education.
doi:10.1177/1329878x0913200109 fatcat:a6afp5zwezcuzpj3hbta4hspd4