Getting creative in health care

Pagan, Janet D., Cunningham, Stuart D., & Higgs, Peter L. (2009) Getting creative in health care. Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 78-92.

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Health care accounts for a substantial and growing share of national expenditures, and Australia’s health-care system faces some unprecedented pressures. This paper examines the contribution of creative expertise and services to Australian health care. They are found to be making a range of contributions to the development and delivery of health-care goods and services, the initial training and ongoing professionalism of doctors and nurses, and the effective functioning of health-care buildings. Creative activities within health-care services are also undertaken by medical professionals and patients. Key functions that creative activities address are innovation and service delivery in information management and analysis, and making complex information comprehensible or more useful, assisting communication and reducing psycho-social and distance-mediated barriers, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services.

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ID Code: 28225
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Creative industries, Healthcare, Australia, Embedded creatives, Creative trident
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 University of Queensland
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2009 00:56
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:05

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