Parkview Healing Arts

Parkview Healing Arts integrates movement, music and visual arts into patient care. Art in a hospital setting is considered away to help with emotional and mental recovery as well as a way to decrease pain and anxiety medication use. Video by Cathie Rowand / The Journal Gazette

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Parkview program helps patients heal through the arts

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Kate Majorins dances Tuesday to put a smile on patient Donald Perkins’ face at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Parkview Healing Arts is a collaboration between Parkview and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, which manages artists in residence who bring their creative talents to the bedside to share with patients. The effort is based on research showing that visual, musical, movement and literary arts can help improve patients’ mental, physical and emotional recoveries.

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