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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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 14757
Item Type: Report
Keywords: creative occupations, health sector, creativity, innovation
ISBN: 9781741072525
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:37

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