Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” (Picasso) but how far can the arts improve health and wellbeing? Across the nation more medical schools are offering arts initiatives in the training and continuing professional development of medical practitioners toward a goal of increasingly compassionate and empathic treatment, which is proving to result in cost effectiveness and increased patient satisfaction.
The press cover was massive with coverage in numerous publications, such as Ethnic, De Zeen, Svenska Dagbladt, WE Magazine, L Officiel, Madame Figaro (Japan), TimeOut Moscow, LA Times, LA at Home, South African Home & Garden, New York Times, AXIS Japan, and Form in Worldly Things.
Atlantic Health System’s spine program – where surgeons perform more spine surgery than anywhere else in New Jersey – is one of just 13 hospitals across the country that has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, achieving Disease-Specific Care Certification for cervical and lumbar spine treatments.
The new MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health is delivered as a collaboration initiative between the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London.
Understand contemporary issues and best practices of how a range of arts modalities can be applied to comprehensive healthcare and community wellness initiatives through the critical examination of literature, including case studies in arts and health.