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Arts in Healthcare

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Presentation by Karen Sjoholm, Chair of the Arts & Consciousness department at JFKU given at "ArtWorks - Changing Career Directions for Artists". Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in Berkeley, CA.

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Arts in Healthcare

  1. 1. The doctor finds the illness. We find the artist.~ Snow City Arts ArtWorks – JFKU – Berkeley, CA – August 21, 2013 The Arts in Healthcare
  2. 2. Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, Michigan, Mosaic mural by artists based on children’s art work
  3. 3. Shands Hospital, Florida, Healing ceiling
  4. 4. Shands Hospital Arts in Medicine program
  5. 5. Hospital Art programs include: • Storytelling • Theater • Film and video • Visual arts • Crafts • Music • Dance • Writing • Mobile art carts • Galleries • Public performances by artists • Healing environments designed by artists
  6. 6. "Creativity should not be "optional" in medicine. It allows us to solve clinical problems in new ways, helps us pull together disparate ideas and sustains us in the face of uncertainty... True healers have always used images, music and poems to help find the way. Little by little, these and many other creative tools are finding their way back into our bags." - Dr. Allan Peterkin, University of Texas
  7. 7. Musicians on Call hospital and patient recording program
  8. 8. Jon Fox, poet at Blythedale Children's Hospital
  9. 9. The Andrea Rizzo Foundation: bringing dance to children with cancer and special needs
  10. 10. Parkinson Dance
  11. 11. Snow City Arts hospital film and poetry project
  12. 12. ArtsCare, Oregon and Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA
  13. 13. Artist-In-Residence Essential Functions: - Plans and develops art workshops for patients, caregivers, and staff members. - Teaches artistic skills to participants both individually as well as in a group. - Creates a supportive and creative environment for those who participate in the art program. - Adapts goals based on each individuals skills and abilities. - Plans and purchases needed materials. - Takes and keeps progress notes on participants and shares with health care providers. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: - Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above. - Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills - Ability to work as part of a team of health care professionals. - Ability to comfortably deal with a variety of people with sensitivity to cultural values and ethnic differences. - Ability to be compassionate, mature and respectful. - Ability to respond creatively to individuals, their moods and abilities. - Ability to work with patients individually as well as in a group setting.
  14. 14. Art installation, Boston Children’s Hospital
  15. 15. Q&A The American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Healing Arts Program

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