“People need to know their life is worthwhile.” Barbara Esrig On a rainy evening, coming back from seeing a patient, Barbara Esrig , a psychiatric homecare nurse,at the time came face to face with an oncoming car which was trying to pass four or five other cars when they wouldn’t let him back in the lane. The head-on collision resulted in an accident injuring her soContinue reading “Artists in Healthcare: A Life-changing Event becomes a New Direction for One Writer”
“It changed my whole attitude about how I was an artist in the world.”—Mary Lisa Kitakis-Spano A number of years ago, Mary Lisa Kitakis-Spano was an active painter who also created fun whimsical items for sale at craft fairs. It was at one craft fair that Mary Lisa first met Helen Walsh, Nurse Manager ofContinue reading “Arts in Healthcare: A Chance Encounter and a Pair of Bunny Slippers Transform an Artist’s Life”
If in doubt that music has the power to heal, check out this video of “Henry in the Nursing Home.” Warning: Tissue Alert! It may bring on tears.
“Art in all its forms, heals.” Dr. Andre Churchwell The University of Florida’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program has now expanded to offer a Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine. Enrollment begins this year for Fall 2014. AIM is a well -established program that has been leading the field for over 20 years. UF’sContinue reading “Art in Healthcare–UF’s Arts in Medicine”
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso As I will be teaching a workshop on Arts in Healthcare in February at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, I felt it would be good to start posting on what Arts in Healthcare is and isn’t andContinue reading “New Feature–Arts in Healthcare Mondays”