Reframing health promotion research and practice in Australia and the Pacific: the value of arts-based practices

Madsen, Wendy, Redman-Maclaren, Michelle, Saunders, Vicki, O'Mullan, Cathy, and Judd, Jenni (2021) Reframing health promotion research and practice in Australia and the Pacific: the value of arts-based practices. In: Corbin, J. Hope, Sanmartino, Mariana, Hennessy, Emily Alden, and Urke, Helga Bjørnøy, (eds.) Arts and Health Promotion: tools and bridges for practice, research and training. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 179-196.

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In health promotion research, the arts can take many forms: as the focus of the research or evaluation; as a tool of inquiry; as an avenue of dissemination; or as a combination of each of these. Each art form occurs within a place-based or social and spatial context, and it is the interdependence of form and context that gives rise to ethical and methodological tensions. In this chapter, we argue that arts-based research (ABR) is an aesthetic, iterative, and organic research process and health promotion practice that brings to the fore ethical and methodological tensions inherent in participatory research. The value of ABR lies in how it advances and enhances scientific practices and methodologies. However, there are also tensions inherent in designing studies that respond to community-led research priorities because ABR provides opportunities for ethical and methodological development/advancement.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-030-56416-2
Keywords: Arts-based practice, Poetic inquiry, Photovoice, Story-boarding, Theater
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 00:46
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420606 Social determinants of health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2111 Pacific Peoples health > 211101 Pacific Peoples determinants of health @ 100%
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