***The Arts In Healthcare Series: Hospitals and Arts Therapies***
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The University of Florida in Gainesville is a national leader in integrating the arts into healthcare, both within local hospitals and in the education programs linking the medical school with the arts. UF Health Shands has built its strength in multiple arts therapies through the Arts in Health Center at the University. Today’s post shows how this has an impact on patients through the experiences of local music therapists.
“Musician-in-residence Danielle DeCosmo and I took an elevator up to one of the hospital’s oncology floors and were immediately greeted by a man in a black t-shirt with short black hair and a close-shaved beard.“Hey,” said Danielle, and we followed him around the corner toward a waiting area where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view out over the city of Gainesville. On the other side of the glass it was a hazy July afternoon but the air inside the newly constructed…”
The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Integration of the Arts into Medical Practice!