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The benefits of creative arts programs for people receiving renal dialysis

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Tesch, L and Forbes, A-M, The benefits of creative arts programs for people receiving renal dialysis, Proceedings of the 15th National Rural Health Conference, 24-29 March 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The interrelationship of the arts with our health and wellbeing is achieving increasing prominence as an area of study. The arts are recognised for giving people the opportunity for self-expression and a collective voice, as well as a reducing pain, anxiety and stress in hospital environments, and supporting community engagement and social connectedness. The arts tell our stories, and for people with chronic illness, these stories can present an opportunity for their experience to be recognised, validated and understood.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:arts in health, creativity, storytelling, renal dialysis
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tesch, L (Ms Leigh Tesch)
UTAS Author:Forbes, A-M (Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes)
ID Code:137909
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2020-03-12
Last Modified:2020-04-07
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