Below is a collection of resources relating to the field of Arts within a healthcare setting.

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All-Party Parliamentary group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. Creative health: the arts for health and wellbeing – Inquiry report.

Anderson M, Dunn J, editors. How drama activates learning: contemporary research and practice. London: Bloomsbury; 2013.

Arts Council England, (2007), A Prospectus for Arts & Health,London: Arts Council England.

Arveklev, S. H., H. Wigert, L. Berg et al. (2015), ‘The Use and Application of Drama in Nursing Education – An Integrative Review of The Literature’, Nursing Education Today, 35 (7): 12-17.

Bates, V., A. Bleakley and S. Goodman (eds) (2014), Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to Medical Humanities, London: Routledge.

Baxter, V. and K. E. Low (eds) (2017), Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama..

Belling C. Commentary: sharper instruments: on defending the humanities in undergraduate medical education. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(6):938-40.

Bishop, J. (2008), ‘Rejecting Medical Humanism: Medical Humanities and The Metaphysics of Medicine’, Journal of Medical Humanities, 29(1): 15-25.,mn2.

Bleakley, A. (2016), Medical Humanities and Medical Education: How the Medical Humanities Can Shape Better Doctors, London and New York: Routledge.

Bleakley, A., L. Lynch and G. Whelan (eds) (2017), Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts: Dangerous Currents, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Boler M. Feeling power: Emotions and education. London: Routledge; 2004.

Bouchard, G. and M. O’Brien, eds. (2014), ‘On Medicine’ [special issue], Performance Research, 19(4).

Bouchard, G. (2018), ‘The Interval Between Bodies’, Performance Research, 23 (4-5): 237-240.

Bouchard, G. (forthcoming), Performing Specimens: Contemporary Performance and Biomedical Display, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Bouchard, G. (forthcoming), Performing Specimens: Contemporary Performance and Biomedical Display, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Bourdieu P. The logic of practice. Stanford university press;1990.

Brodzinski, E. (2010), Theatre in Health and Care. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brodzinski, E. (2014), ‘Performance Anxiety: The Relationship Between Social and Aesthetic Drama in Medicine and Health’, in V. Bates, A. Bleakley and S. Goodman (eds), Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to Medical Humanities, 165-185,London: Routledge.

Brodzinski, E. (2016), ‘The Patient Performer: Embodied Pathography in Contemporary Productions’, in A. Mermikides and G. Bouchard (eds), Performance and the Medical Body, 85-98,London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Caring Words: Poetry for Healthcare professionals

Case, G. A. (2014), ‘Performance and the Hidden Curriculum in Medicine’, Performance Research, 19 (4): 6-13.

Dakari, V. and Rogers, C. (eds) (2018), ‘Medicine and/in Theatre’ [special issue], Critical Stages, 17.

Draper J. (2014) Embodied practice: rediscovering the ‘heart’ of nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Fancourt, D. (2017), Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fisher AS, Thompson J. (2020) Performing Care, New perspectives on socially engaged performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Frank, A. ([1995] 2013), The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Gallagher A. (2020), Slow Ethics and the Art of Care. Melbourne: Emerald Publishing Limited

Gallagher K. The social habitus of drama: the Ontario drama curriculum in theory and practice. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 2016 Jan 2;21(1):20-36.

Gallagher S, Payne H. (2015) The role of embodiment and intersubjectivity in clinical reasoning. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. 2015;10(1):68-78.

Goldingay S, Dieppe P, Mangan M, Marsden D. (Re) acting medicine: applying theatre in order to develop a whole-systems approach to understanding the healing response. Research in Dama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 2014;19(3):272-9.

Harrison HF, Kinsella EA, DeLuca S. Locating the lived body in client–nurse interactions: Embodiment, intersubjectivity and intercorporeality. Nursing Philosophy. 2019;20(2):e12241.DOI: 10.1111/nup.12241

Hawkins, S. (2010), Nursing and Women’s Labour in the Nineteenth Century: The Quest for Independence,Abingdon: Routledge.

Hojat, M., T. P. Brigham, E. Gottheil, G. Xu, K. Glaser and J. Veloski (1998), ‘Medical Students’ Personal Values and Their Career Choices A Quarter-Century Later’, Psychology Reports, 83 (1): 243-8.

Jupp, E. (2017), ‘Why are Medical Shows Turning up at the Fringe’, 31 July 2017.

Kimmings, B. and B. Lobel (2016), A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer, London: Oberon Books.

Kirklin, D. B. (2002), ‘Acquiring Experience in Medical Humanities Teaching: the Chicken and Egg conundrum’, Medical Humanities, 28: 101.

Kneebone, R. (2016), ‘Performing Surgery’, in A. Mermikides and G. Bouchard (eds), Performance and the Medical Body, 67-82,London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Kristeva, J., M. R. Moro, J. Ødemark and E. Engebretsden (2018), ‘Cultural Crossings Of Care: An Appeal To The Medical Humanities’, Medical Humanities,44: 55-58.

Kuppers, P. (2007), Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Kuppers, P. (2017), Theatre and Disability, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Larsen, H., P. Friis and C. Heape (2018), ‘Improvising In The Vulnerable Encounter: Using Improvised Participatory Theatre In Change For Healthcare Practice’, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 17 (1): 148-65.

Lobel, B. (2012), Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer,London: Oberon Books.

Lorenz, K. A., M. J. Steckart and K. E. Rosenfeld (2004), ‘End-of-Life Education Using the Dramatic Arts: The Wit Educational Initiative’, Academic Medicine, 79 (5): 481-6.

Lupton, D. ([1994] 2012), Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease, and the Body, London: SAGE

Marshall, G. R. E. and C. Hooker (2016), ‘Empathy and Affect: What Can Empathied Bodies Do?’, Medical Humanities, 42: 128-34.

McDonald, M. (2016), The Long and Winding Road: Improving Communication with Patients in the NHS, Marie Curie.

McLaughlin, D. and J. Scott (2017), ‘Snapshot – Generating a Medical Dramaturgy: Live Intersections Between Intermediality and Health’, in V. Baxter and K. E. Low (eds), Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing, 238-40,Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mermikides, A (2020) Performance, Medicine and the Human. London and New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Mermikides, A. and G. Bouchard, eds. (2016), Performance and the Medical Body. London and New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Mermikides A, Richardson S, Firth T, Newcombe P, Norman K. Treading carefully. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 2018 Jul 12;27(13):728-.

Murray, S. and J. Keefe ([2007] 2016), Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, Abingdon: Routledge.

NHS England (2016), Compassion in Practice: Evidencing the Impact,London: NHS England.

Nicholson, H. ([2005] 2014), Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Noonan, I. P., A. M. Rafferty and J. Browne (2016), ‘Creative Arts In Health Professional Education And Practice: A Case Study Reflection and Evaluation of A Complex Intervention To Deliver theCulture & CareProgramme At The Florence Nightingale School Of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College London’, in S. Clift and C. Paul (eds), Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice, Policy and Research, 309-316, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Osman M, Eacott B, Willson S Arts-based interventions in healthcare education Medical Humanities 2018;44:28-33.

Paley, J. (2014), ‘Cognition and The Compassion Deficit: The Social Psychology Of Helping Behaviour In Nursing’,Nursing Philosophy, 15 (4): 274-87.

Parker-Starbuck, J. (2011), Cyborg Theatre: Corporeal/Technological Intersections in Multimedia Performance, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Parker-Starbuck, J. (2016) ‘A Cabinet of (Medical) Curiosities’ in Mermikides, A. and G. Bouchard, eds. (2016), Performance and the Medical Body, 23-36, London and New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Parmar, B. (2014), The Empathy Era: Women, Business and the New Pathway to Profit, London: Ladygeek.

Partos, H. (2016), ‘Play The Part: Theatre Show Teaches Student Nurses Compassion’, The Guardian, 14 December.

Pellegrino, E. D. (1974), ‘Educating The Humanist Physician: An Ancient Ideal Reconsidered’, JAMA, 227 (11): 1288-94. Reprinted in B. Dolan, ed. (2015), Humanitas: Readings in the Development of the Medical Humanities, 148-66, San Francisco: University of California Medical Humanities Press.

Preston, S. (2016), Applied Theatre: Facilitation: Pedagogies, Practices, Resilience, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Radcliffe, M. (2016), ‘Storying, Fiction And Philosophy: Turning Our Attention To The Traumatised Or Damaged Nurse’, Medical Humanities, 42 (1): 26-30.

Reason, M. and N. Rowe (2017), Applied Practice: Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Regnier, M. (2018), ‘Sick of the Theatre’, Wellcome Trust Stories, 1 August 2018.

Rosenbaum, M., K. Ferguson and J. Lobas (2004), ‘Teaching Medical Students and Residents Skills for Delivering Bad News: A Review of Strategies’, Academic Medicine, 79 (2): 107-117.

Royal College of Nursing (2020), Gender and Nursing as a profession report. Royal College of Nursing; London.

Royal College of Nursing (2018), The UK Nursing Labour Market Review 2018,London: Royal College of Nursing.

Royal Society for Public Health (2013), Arts, Health, and Wellbeing Beyond the Millennium: How far have we come and where do we want to go?

Sawday, J. ([1995] 1996), The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture, London: Routledge.

Schechner, R. ([2002] 2013), Performance Studies: An Introduction, London and New York: Routledge.

Shaughnessy, N. (2012), Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice,Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Shepherd-Barr, K. (2006), Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Siles-González, J. and C. Solano-Ruiz (2016), ‘Sublimity and beauty: A view from nursing aesthetics’, Journal of Nursing Ethics, 23 (2): 154-66.

Smith, P. (1992), The Emotional Labour of Nursing: Its Impact on Interpersonal Relations, Management and Educational Environment, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, P. (2012), The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited: Can Nurses Still Care?, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sontag, S. ([1978] 1991), Illness as Metaphor, London: Penguin.

Spiro, H., M.G. McCrea Curnin, E. Peschel and D. St. James (eds) (1993), Empathy and the Practice of Medicine: Beyond Pills and the Scalpel, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Stahl, D., ed. (2018), Imaging and Imagining Illness: Becoming Whole in a Broken Body, Oregan: Cascade Books.

Thompson, J. (2015), ‘Towards an Aesthetics of Care’, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 20 (4): 430-41.

Wear, D. and J. Bickel (eds) (2000), Educating for Professionalism: Creating a Culture of Humanism in Medical Education, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Whitehead, A. and A. Woods (eds) (2016), The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Willson, S. (2016), ‘Moving Medicine’, in M. Evans and R. Kemp (eds), Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq, 218-26,London: Routledge.

Willson, S. and P. Jaye (2017), ‘Arts based learning for a Circle of Care’, Lancet, 390: 642-3.

Radcliffe, M (2013) Stranger than Kindness, Bluemoose.