Art Meets Medicine - Finding Gratitude!
Each spring, the program hosts the Art Meets Medicine showcase - a showcase to benefit the Arts in Medicine program at the Cancer Institute
A cancer diagnosis and treatment process are often accompanied by a tremendous amount of stress. To combat this, Orlando Health Cancer Institute offers various Integrative Medicine programs that provide healing services to compliment patients’ medical treatments – focused on their physical, emotional and social health.
A division of the Integrative Medicine Department, the Arts in Medicine program provides materials, time and the expertise of an artist in residence, plus volunteers and art interns. Thanks to generous donations, this program is offered at no cost to patients and caregivers. Each spring, the program hosts the Art Meets Medicine showcase - a showcase to benefit the Arts in Medicine program at the Cancer Institute. The showcase, held from April 21 through May 15, featured over 100 art pieces created by cancer patients and their caregivers, exploring creative ways to bring hope to healing.
“Our Arts in Medicine program at Orlando Health focuses on patients and their caregivers not for their physical needs, but for their emotional well-being. We have worked with talented artists since the 1990s and have helped cancer patients and their families cope with their diagnosis and treatment through active art making, creative engagement and stress reduction.” – Diane Caroline Robinson, PhD, Integrative Medicine Program Director