Getting Creative in Healthcare: The contribution of creative activities to Australian healthcare
Pagan, Janet D. , Cunningham, Stuart D., & Higgs, Peter L. (2008) Getting Creative in Healthcare: The contribution of creative activities to Australian healthcare. ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.
The contribution of creative occupations to Australian healthcare was examined using a mix of statistics and case studies. Creative occupations were found to be making significant, growing and widespread contributions to the development and delivery of healthcare goods and services, the initial training and ongoing professionalism of doctors and nurses and the effective functioning of healthcare buildings. Key functions that creative activities addressed were information management and analysis and making complex information comprehensible, assisting communication and reducing psycho-social and distance-mediated barriers, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services.
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