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Arts, health, community resilience and healing: the importance of the story


McManamey, RM, Arts, health, community resilience and healing: the importance of the story, 10th National Rural Health Conference Proceedings, 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1 921219 15 7 (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


This paper discusses a response in rural communities and rural health communities to challenges and natural disasters little noted in research that contributes greatly to their ongoing health and wellbeing. It suggests the collection of stories, accounts, impressions and creative responses to difficulties and disaster within communities that rise to show and promote resilience further strengthens not only the health and wellbeing of the geographic or health related community affected, but impacts significantly on the fabric of the Australian ethos. The paper draws on one case study in rural Tasmania and includes examples of the outcomes and resilience of community creative response to bushfire, health issues and drought policy in rural Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McManamey, RM (Dr Rosa McManamey)
ID Code:57599
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2009-07-28
Last Modified:2009-07-28

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