Several UF Center for Arts in Medicine faculty members contributed to two recently published textbooks, the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing and Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare. Both textbooks explore how implementing creative arts in medical practices benefits the promotion of health. Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare explores possibilities for innovative program design and acts as an invaluable reference for creating, designing and managing arts in healthcare programs. The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing illustrates how creative arts practices are not only compatible with but also bolster evidence-based medical practices.
Contributors to the Oxford Textbook include faculty members Amy Bucciarelli, John Graham-Pole, Jenny Baxley Lee, Jill Sonke and Judy Rollins. Contributors to Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare include Jill Sonke and Judy Rollins.
“These books represent an exciting evolution in the discipline of arts in medicine and its professionalization,” says Jill Sonke, director of UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine. “They also provide educational programs such as ours with reliable cutting edge theory, research and best practices for educating a competent workforce for the field.”
The Center of Arts in Medicine plans to use both textbooks in their graduate programs.