Domestic tuition fee: Please refer to the course you wish to undertake and multiply the course fee per EFTSL by the EFTSL value for this unit of study shown below. Sandel et al. conducted pilot research at 2 cancer centers in Connecticut to determine the effects of a dance and movement program on quality of life, shoulder function, and body image among breast cancer survivors treated within the preceding 5 years.
This article is not meant to be a comprehensive review of all of the literature available (other authors have provided comprehensive overviews in areas such as music therapy 32 and expressive writing 33 ). Instead, it represents a sampling of the many potential benefits of art in enhancing health and wellness.
The goals of our review, primarily covering the period 1995 through 2007, were to assess the state of peer-reviewed research on arts and healing, to provide a brief summary of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and results, and to describe the principal categories of creative expression that have emerged as effective means of enhancing health and wellness.
The findings indicate that art provides an effective way of connecting with large numbers of patients and carers and of communicating the established standards of excellence and care that are often perceived with difficulty through the veil of traumatic personal experience.
With the recent release of the first book in the CAIP Research Series, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” and the scheduled release of our second book in the CAIP Research Series, Creative Research for Community and Cultural Change” we enter the New Year with a sense of great pride and optimism for the future.