Is there compelling evidence for using the arts in health care?

Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Dr Patricia Fenner, Dr Bruce Rumbold, Dr Jean Rumbold and Dr Priscilla Robinson        

This paper briefly outlines evidence of the effectiveness of arts and health strategies across the whole spectrum of population needs, from interventions targeting the complex needs of a few to those appropriate to all. The focus in this brief is upon arts-based practice in clinical contexts, but evidence concerning arts and health in the community is also included.