Art therapy is gaining acceptance by nation’s health care providers

Art therapy is gaining acceptance by nation’s health care providers

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Art therapy is gaining acceptance by nation’s health care providers

96% of hospitals invest in the arts to help patients

May 8, 2006

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BY PATRICE M. JONES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Even at a conference where artistic expression was around every corner, it was difficult not to stop and stare at Nancy O’Brien as she played her harp. O’Brien is not a nurse or a doctor but the face of an evolving health-care industry in which the serene sounds of her melodious instrument, poetry written by patients, even soft lighting and comfy surroundings are believed to be important parts of healing.

O’Brien, a 51-year-old music therapist from Joliet, Ill., could go on about her success stories for hours. Continued…..

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One response to “Art therapy is gaining acceptance by nation’s health care providers

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