Stuckey and Nobel (2010) The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature

literature type:

journal article

reference:

Heather L. Stuckey and Jeremy Nobel. American Journal of Public Health. 2010; Vol. 100, No. 2: pp 254-263.

description:

This review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes, specifically the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing. Although there is evidence that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes, the extent to which these interventions enhance health status is largely unknown. Our hope is to establish a foundation for continued investigation into this subject and to generate further interest in researching the complexities of engagement with the arts and health.

website:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20019311

arts categories:

arts
dance/movement
mixed-art forms
music
writing

population(s) served:

adults