QUT ePrints

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.

[img] Published Version (PDF 273kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

1 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
0 citations in Web of Science®

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 28225
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional URLs:
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: Current > 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 10:56
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page