Saturday 7 November - 9 Monday November 2009
Artists in Healthcare
Pre-conference Training Program
Saturday 7 November to Monday 9 November, 9am - 4pm
Strictly limited to 15 musicians and 15 visual artists
Presented by Dr Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC, Professor of Music Therapy and Director, Arts and Quality of Life Research Center and Dr. Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, Assistant Director, Arts and Quality of Life Research Center.
The conference has secured the Australian exclusive to this outstanding professional development workshop for musicians and visual artists. It is an extremely rare opportunity, because, despite the high demand for musicians and artists in healthcare and community settings, there is limited introductory competency-based training available. This program, created by the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA is believed to be a world first.
This 3-day course will provide musicians and visual artists with key information and skills to assist in preparing for work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
The course will be structured to include: lecture, role playing, video examples, demonstrations, and hands-on training in music or visual arts media, along with the development of arts projects suitable for healthcare environments.
Participants will receive a comprehensive Arts in Healthcare Manual during the training program and an evaluation of their skills at the end of the course.
Topics addressed in the training will include:
- An Overview of Practice and Current Status of the Arts in Healthcare (understand the nature of working in healthcare and community facilities such as the creative process and its various applications and the characteristics of patients, clients and residents)
- Preparing for Work in Arts and Healthcare (choosing the best suited arts in health model, consultation agendas, setting goals, logistics, patient interaction and etiquette)
- Implementing Arts in Healthcare Programs (operational considerations, grant writing, funding issues)
- Personal and Professional Issues (skill requirements, legal issues)
- Evaluating Arts in Healthcare Programs (identify indicators of success, establish a research project)
- Marketing (establish and communicate with the target market to promote your arts in health programs)
- Media-specific training in music and visual arts
Delve into the vast knowledge bank of two eminent educators in the field of arts and health in this highly personalised course.
Register for the pre-conference training program (7 - 9 November 2009) by filling in the Conference Registration Form
Artists in Healthcare Training Program (3 days): $745 (incl GST)
Please note: The full conference program (10 - 13 November 2009) includes the keynote address by Dr Dileo and Dr Bradt on the topic "Research in the Arts and Healthcare Meta-Analysis Results and an Agenda for Future Research" at the conference on 12 November.
In this session, Dr Dileo and Dr Bradt will discuss the seven reviews co-authored on music and its effectiveness in healthcare for the Cochrane Library, a global research network producing evidence to improve decision-making in healthcare.
These ongoing studies cover:
- Music for people with coronary heart disease
- Music therapy for acquired brain injury
- Music for pre-operative anxiety
- Music for anxiety reduction in mechanically ventilated patients
- Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients
- Dance therapy for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients
- Music therapy for symptom relief and support for end-of-life care