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The role of the curator in modern hospitals: a transcontinental perspective

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dc.contributor.author Moss, Hilary
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Desmond
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-16T10:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-16T10:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5457
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract   This paper explores the role of the curator in hospitals. The arts play a significantrole in every society; however, recent studies indicate a neglect of the aesthetic environment ofhealthcare. This international study explores the complex role of the curator in modernhospitals. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten arts specialists in hospitalsacross five countries and three continents for a qualitative, phenomenological study. Fivethemes arose from the data: (1) Patient involvement and influence on the arts programme inhospital (2) Understanding the role of the curator in hospital (3) Influences on arts programmingin hospital (4) Types of arts programmes (5) Limitations to effective curation in hospital.Recommendations arising from the research included recognition of the specialised role of thecurator in hospitals; building positive links with clinical staff to effect positive hospital artsprogrammes and increasing formal involvement of patients in arts planning in hospital.Hospital curation can be a vibrant arena for arts development, and the role of the hospitalcurator is a ground-breaking specialist role that can bring benefits to hospital life. The role ofcurator in hospital deserves to be supported and developed by both the arts and health sectors. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Medical Humanities;40,pp. 85-100
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10912-016-9423-3
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject medical humanities en_US
dc.subject curation en_US
dc.subject arts en_US
dc.subject hospital en_US
dc.subject arts and health en_US
dc.title The role of the curator in modern hospitals: a transcontinental perspective en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-01-12T21:38:04Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10912-016-9423-3
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2695981
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle The Journal of medical humanities
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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