Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/145096
Title: Feeling alive! : participatory visual arts programme and vitality in a nursing home – a Singapore case study
Authors: Tan, Michael Koon Boon
Keywords: Humanities
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, Vicerrectorado de Investigación
Source: Tan, M. K. B. (2017). Feeling alive! : participatory visual arts programme and vitality in a nursing home – a Singapore case study. In F. J. Saavedra Macías, A. Español Nogueiro, S. Arias Sánchez & M. Calderón García (Eds.), Creative Practices for Improving Health and Social Inclusion (pp. 245–254). Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, Vicerrectorado de Investigación.
Abstract: The priorities many nursing homes give to physical care often supersede consideration for leisure arrangement and resources for residents. Such an approach often resulted in low level of activity. Inactive lifestyle in nursing homes can diminish the quality of life of residents and elicit negative emotions such as boredom, reinforced dependency, lowered self-esteem, and diminished morale. In the light of population ageing and an increased in demand for nursing homes in Singapore, this research addressed the current lack of research on lifestyle arrangement to promote the personal well-being of nursing home residents. In doing so, it investigates the effect of a participatory visual arts programme to foster the well-being of nursing home residents. Through a novel approach that combined arts-health practice with social scientific qualitative case study, the link between participatory arts and vitality was explored. Participatory arts was found to vitalise the sensory, physical, cognitive, emotional, social dimension of residents and promote self-actualisation. Keywords: arts, vitality, eldercare, ageing.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/145096
ISBN: 978-84-697-3582-4
Rights: © 2017 University of Seville - Vicerrectorado de Investigación- V Plan Propio de Investigación. All rights reserved. This book chapter is made available with permission of University of Seville - Vicerrectorado de Investigación- V Plan Propio de Investigación.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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