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Kirkwood, Sandra. (2011). Community recovery: musical inspirations, creative collaborations, and health reform. Presented on 15 July, 2011: Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts. Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, Australia.

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  1. 1. COMMUNITY RECOVERY: MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS, CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS, AND HEALTH REFORM<br />Sandra Kirkwood,<br />B.Occ.Thy, B.Music, M.Phil.<br />15 July, 2011<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  2. 2. Community Recovery – Qld Floods<br />
  3. 3. Role of Occupational Therapists<br />The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate successfully in the activities of everyday life.<br />This enhances longer term national capacity and self-reliance in disaster affected countries and beyond.<br />
  4. 4. Role of Music Health Professionals<br />Can be any discipline appropriately qualified to:<br />Adapt to impairment of body structure and disease<br />Enhance functional ability to be able to participate in music activities<br />Optimise environments to support music health and well-being<br />Promote physical, social, and cultural access<br />Engage in product design and development<br />Research, plan and develop policy to maximise health and well-being in music/health industry<br />
  5. 5. Aims of Action Research<br />Community recovery sing-a-long <br />Initiated through Music Health email group & professional networking with communities <br />From 31 January-30 June, 2011. <br />Aim for maximum social health impact for minimal input.<br />Record & share learnings<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  6. 6. Research Questions<br />What capacity does community have for creating/singing songs to support recovery?<br />What is appropriate role for Music Health professionals in crisis with limited resources?<br />What occurred in this case study? <br />Who participated? <br />What did we learn?<br />How does this inform future practice/research?<br />
  7. 7. Precedents – Literature Review<br />Fire Cycle by Bev McAlister, Victoria, Dandenong Ranges. <br />World Federation of Occupational Therapists Situational Analysis of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster (2004).<br />
  8. 8. Methods<br />Invited community members & professionals in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Ipswich <br />To create verses about their own flood experience to the tune of "Click! Goes the Shears.“<br />Supported by occupational therapist/ ethnomusicologist.<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  9. 9. Advertising<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  10. 10. Participants: 8 Song Creators<br />Chair – Indigenous Corporation (B)<br />Life Line counsellor (B)<br />Counsellor in private practice (I)<br />Behaviour support teacher (I)<br />Occupational Therapist / Musician (I)<br />Teacher / Parent of child with LD (I)<br />Community volunteer – singer (I)<br />Student Nurse (T)<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  11. 11. Location of song creators<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  12. 12. Methods<br />Monitored through e-mail dialogue with volunteers<br />Collated descriptive feedback<br />Supportive counselling.<br />Facilitation & multi-media recording by volunteers.<br />Cost: Minimal-online support<br />Evaluation and reporting. <br />Music Health Australia<br />
  13. 13. Performances initiated by community:<br />7 March<br />4 April<br />Leichhardt-One Mile Community Centre<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  14. 14. Sing-a-long Participants<br />About 12 people participated in singing <br />Age range from 20's to 70's, with one child of about 10yrs; <br />Multicultural group, all members of Support Links;<br />A few members were affected by the flood, and others had supported people who had been affected by the floods; <br />Facilitated by Astrid Tholens<br />Video by Rod Taylor – consent limited.<br />
  15. 15. Feedback from group facilitator<br />“I felt the singing of the song was enjoyed by all, but all were stressed about being filmed and the possibility of being shown on the internet; <br />took a while to practise the song, and work out the phrasing with the music, <br />some felt it was too long.”<br />
  16. 16. Creative Process<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  17. 17. Gantt Chart–timeline<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  18. 18. Analysis of Lyrics – peoples perceptions<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  19. 19. Critical reflection on practice<br />The process was a significant innovation toward reforming health care <br />Introduced a remote method of community-based rehabilitation service delivery. <br />Creative Community response – community has capacity to assist in recovery.<br />Limited professional capacity to assist community members. <br />Challenge: Integration with whole place-based response; inter-agency communication.<br />Time-limited response. Long term services.<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  20. 20. Outcomes – benefits<br />A new way of supporting communities to self-manage their own social and emotional recovery after flood disaster. <br />Music Health professional can inspire community engagement and support the creative collaboration through remote email networking – to a limited degree. <br />Low cost CBR intervention that was carried out by volunteers in the absence of funding allocated to community music projects or research. <br />Music Health Australia<br />
  21. 21. Outcome – Role of Music Health<br />Music Health professionals important role in:<br />Initiating, contributing, facilitating<br />Enabling the creative collaboration;<br />Being available for supportive counselling, ethics review - MOU<br />Mediating the creative process <br />Encouraging buoyancy, resilience and re-building of communities. <br />Supporting community transition<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  22. 22. Recommendations<br />Responses need to be: <br />Effectively monitored/channelled to maximise effectiveness and safety<br />Supported by all levels of government<br />Implemented by well-informed professionals in community collaboration<br />Integrated with the broader place-based disaster response<br />Planned & evaluated during and after crisis<br />Critical reflection on practice is of value.<br />Evidence-based research vs action research<br />Role flexibility: enhances transition/relocation.<br />Music Health Australia<br />
  23. 23. Further Recommendations<br />Analyse community cultural development - crisis<br />Critically review further case studies<br />Draft regional guidelines for response and communication involving arts/music professionals<br />Develop Action Plans – service integration<br />Budget for skill development and training to support Creative Communities and involvement of music health professionals<br />Consider frameworks for culturally engaged community music (Kirkwood, 2009 thesis).<br />Allow communities to self-organise response in their chosen time frame: “Call the tune”<br />
  24. 24. Music Health<br />CITATION FOR THIS PRESENTATION<br />Kirkwood S. (2011). Community recovery: musical inspirations, creative collaborations, and health reform. In: 2011 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts. Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, Australia.<br />