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Archive for March 2012
Age & Opportunity and the Bealtaine festival announce ‘Creating A New Old’, a global conference on arts, culture and creative ageing taking place in Dublin, Ireland from 8 to 10 May 2012. This conference brings together experts from a wide variety of fields to forge international networks of best practice.
On Thursday 8 March 2012, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital (CWIUH) marked International Women’s Day with a unique celebration of Irish poetry in the Coombe Hospital Education Centre. The event was officially launched by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and is part of an ongoing initiative to introduce poetry into the hospital.
Music Network will host a day long seminar in music and health on 23 May at The Coach House, Dublin Castle. The key objective of the seminar is to explore the wealth of approaches, experiences and practices of musicians working in healthcare contexts in Ireland and to seek to establish a place within that environment for the expertise accumulated through the Music in Healthcare Settings: Training Trainers Programme (http://www.music-in-healthcare.eu/).
artsandhealth.ie now invites comments in the perspectives section of the website. The latest opinion piece added to the site is by artist and General Practitioner, Dr Ciara MacMahon. Ciara discusses how the fields of art and medicine differ in their responses to ethical issues in her article entitled Shall we discuss this outside? A look at artistic and medical responses to ethical quandaries. We welcome your comments.