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Wednesday, October 10, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

PLENARY SESSION: Arts in Health Program Models II

Rev. Gina Bethune
Director of Chaplain Services, Seton Healthcare Family
Claire de Boer
Director, Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Center Stage Arts in Health, Penn State
Maria Jukic, JD
Executive Director, Arts & Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic
Julie Langley
Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program
Dana Osterling, MT-BC, NMT
Music Therapy Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Laki Vazakas
Artist in Residence, Boston Children’s Hospital and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

8:30 AM—8:45 AM Bring in the Artist Stat! A New Model for Patient Care

Julia Langley will discuss new research showing that the inclusion of artists as medical team members opens up a new channel for communication between patients and their care teams allowing for highly personalized care to be delivered. In addition, the arts access the creative and whole aspects of patients, a critically important part of delivering high quality, interdisciplinary care.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn to assess what types of artist encounters are beneficial to both patients and to their care teams.
2. Recognize themes of interaction between artists and patients and differentiate between them to achieve the highest quality patient care.
3. Distinguish what patient information is most helpful to a medical team in order to see that the patient receives the pinnacle of whole-person care.
4. Understand the effects of the artist-patient relationship on artists, as well as patients. Recognize that the work can be at times exhilarating, draining and profound.


8:45 AM—9:00 AM Artful Healing: Supporting Life Transitions Using Digital Storytelling and Music


When children and families are in a time of significant change, stress, transition, joy, or pain, they are often searching for ways to make meaning of and process their experience. Through art, patients are able to regain control of their story and express themselves in a humanistic way. We will share case studies demonstrating the process of supporting an individual through a life event and how this can be coordinated in an inpatient medical setting.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to summarize the benefit of creative arts therapies as a tool for coping support and feel confident in disseminating this knowledge at their home facility
2. Participants will learn techniques to support patients and families using music and art-based interventions.
3. Participants will hear specific case examples and have the opportunity to view films and other media connected to patient projects/experiences.
4. Participants will gain insight into ways a creative arts program can function within the context of an interdisciplinary team when supporting patients through transitions.


9:00 AM—9:15 AM The Many Blooms of Arts in Health: A look at Dell Seton, Penn State Hershey & Cleveland Clinic


Integrating the arts into healthcare can take many forms. This session will look at three different programs ­­ Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in Austin, TX; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA; and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH ­­ discuss their programs, structure, and funding. Arts in health programs can start and grow and evolve differently – and anyone can do it!

Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe the integration of the arts into various healthcare systems: visual art, performances, art and music therapy, and arts programming.
  2. To share reporting and funding structures of various programs.
  3. To discuss strategies for implementing arts programming in healthcare environments.
  4. Analyze advantages and disadvantages of the different program models.
9:15 AM—9:30 AM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH