This document provides effective ways to document and evaluate arts projects and programmes that seek to improve health and wellbeing. See film clips and documentaries, hear from educators and researchers, witness performances and stories, listen to readings,..visit the links below and get acquainted with some of the people who actively use the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice for hope and change.
Similarly, expansion of individual and community health-enhancing efforts worldwide and an acceptance of the definition of health as being more than the absence of illness are spurring active investigation into the fundamentals of whole-person approaches to creating and sustaining health.
Agnes Arnold-Forster (Kings College London) explains the connections made between cancers and manhood in the nineteenth century, while Dr Ian Banks (President of the European Men’s Health Forum) will look at how understanding men and cancer is a public health concern today.
We are seeking strong and innovative applications from entrepreneurial-minded organisations that have already demonstrated the distinctive value that digital technology and the internet can bring to connecting older people with the creative arts – and the beneficial social outcomes offered by this broadening of digital engagement.
Later that year at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference in Montreal, I presented with a panel about the creative arts across disciplines and implications for dietetics practice and performed a brief ethnodramatic monologue which shared a client’s memory around eating with family (his brother) and his current lived experience at the resident home.