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Keywords

art, endorphins, meditation, mind-body, perception of pain, shaman

 

Authors

  1. Lane, Mary Rockwood PhD, RN

Abstract

Creative modalities offer nurses a new perspective on how to care for patients. The link between creativity and healing is well documented. In response to this, many hospitals have instituted programs that include arts and creativity. Because of their unique bonds with patients, nurses play a crucial role in bringing creative arts into patient care. Several recommendations are given for implementing specific art media (eg, music, drawing, dance, writing) in the clinical setting.