What place can the arts have in addressing the experience of loss in healthcare settings? Mary Grehan discusses this in the context of The Amulet project, a collaboration between an artist and bereaved mothers that seeks to extend the empathy of the wider community around the experience of pregnancy and infant loss.
Ben Murnane is a writer who lives in Wicklow and suffers from a rare genetic disorder, Fanconi anaemia. He describes how creativity helped him cope with his disease, and discusses a new film project involving teenagers with chronic illnesses.
Kildare Arts Officer, Lucina Russell, argues for the place of arts and health practice as an integral part of a local authority arts programme, and describes how her own recent experience of healthcare has deepened her appreciation for this field of work.
Where does arts and health research belong in academic terms?
by Catherine McCabe (chair of group discussion)
This podcast features extracts from a round table discussion by a group of postgraduate researchers around the academic positioning of arts and health research. It was hosted by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust in the School of Nursing Trinity College in 2011 and chaired by Catherine McCabe PhD.
Shall we discuss this outside? A look at artistic and medical responses to ethical quandaries
by Ciara McMahon
Artist and General Practitioner, Dr Ciara MacMahon, discusses how the fields of art and medicine differ in their responses to ethical issues and cites two contemporary artworks that raise challenging ethical questions of relevance to medics.
This section presents opinion on aspects of arts and health practice from a range of perspectives including health service users, artist, healthcare professionals and researchers. It aims to tease out the often contradictory complexities of arts and health work and contextualise these within wider debates. It also includes personal reflections on arts and health. The opinions contained here are the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of artsandhealth.ie.
Can good arts and health practice be taught?
by Hilary Moss
The artist’s point of view
by Helene Hugel and Marie Brett
A social model for health
by Aidan Warner
Crossword – a patient’s reflection on the WHAT arts programme in the WRH Dialysis Unit
by Johanna Tanner
Why arts and health should not be confused with arts and disability?
by Pádraig Naughton
To evidence or not to evidence?
by Sheelagh Broderick and Catherine McCabe
- Can good arts and health practice be taught?