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  • With compelling human stories, research-based evidence, and pragmatic advice, “Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts” takes readers inside the process of creating healthcare organizations that honor the best in the human spirit and uplift the healthcare experience for patients, family members, visitors, and staff.
  • Over 225 pages, with more than 275 color images
  • 36 case examples of exemplary healthcare arts projects and programs created by dancers, musicians, painters, visual artists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and others. The case examples are divided into seven sections, addressing hospitalized patients, children, seniors, cancer patients, adolescents, public education, and healing from tragedy.
  • Four concise chapters on the roles of artists and the arts in healthcare, a CEO’s perspective on arts programming, a practical guide for arts program implementation, and more
  • Research findings showing how the arts decrease pain, reduce stress, improve mood, and accomplish many other vital purposes
  • Appendices with contact information for artists, healthcare organizations, and arts-in-healthcare organizations
  • Extensive listings of contact information for artists, healthcare organizations, and arts-in-healthcare organizations