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Loraine Leeson in The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing
Available from 26th November 2015

Loraine Leeson in The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing

26th November 2015 sees publication of the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing, for which Dr Loraine Leeson has written the case study ‘Engaging older people in creative thinking: The Active Energy project’, in which she draws on her ongoing practice-based research exploring why the life experience of older generations is failing to be used in the development of new technologies. Here Loraine looks at the implications for health and wellbeing of making active use of one’s creative resources.
The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is the first work of its kind to discuss the role the creative arts have in addressing some of the most pressing public health challenges faced today. The textbook offers key insights for developing new creative arts-based approaches to health and wellbeing, and shows how these can augment established practices within a variety of social settings. Theoretically grounded and with a strong evidence base, this book brings together contributions from both practitioners and researches to provide a comprehensive account of the field. Using international examples, the textbook elucidates the various approaches that have successfully led to improvements in public health, whilst case studies in healthcare practices evaluate the impact of arts-based initiatives in a multitude of international settings, life-course stages, and social milieus.