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Research Directory (Global Alliance for Arts in Health - US)

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Global Alliance for the Arts in Health (US)

This Research Directory, made possible by a partnership with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, is regularly updated with research from the field.  

Nordoff Robbins Evidence Bank (3rd edition)

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Nordoff Robbins

The aim of this web-based publication is to collate research papers and other key sources of information, to help practitioners locate the resources they need quickly and easily. Following the success of the first (2010)and second (2012) edition, this third edition provides 21 Accounts with over a thousand references.

Presenting the Evidence: The up-to-date guide for music therapists responding to the demands of clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice

A resource from Nordoff Robbins to help music therapists to explain how they can collect the information and data they need to show how effective their work is, and back it up with evidence.

The state of arts and health in England

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Global Alliance for the Arts in Health (US)

This paper provides an overview of the current state of the arts and health field in England, through an examination of practice, research and policy developments. Five features of arts and health practice are identified: the scale of the sector, regional variations, mapping of arts and health initiatives, recent conferences and symposia, and the role of key agencies supporting arts and health initiatives.

Metaphors of loss and transition: An appreciative inquiry

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Department of Pediatrics , University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida, USA; St Francis Xavier University , Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

In this qualitative research study, we have used the arts-based research methodology, Appreciative Inquiry, to conduct a broadly based thematic and narrative analysis of art, loss/transition, and healing in formal/institutional and informal/family healthcare settings. Drawing on 21 loosely structured 1-hour interviews with African, British, Canadian and US caregivers, we have identified 13 overlapping themes of loss and healing.

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