Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Museums as Health Partners
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program
Artful Healing Coordinator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Certified Child Life Specialist, Inpatient Orthopedic/Surgical Unit, Boston Children's Hospital
Child Life Clinical and Program Manager, Boston Children's Hospital
Museums and Medical Providers: Partners in Health Care
Lorena Bradford, Julia Langley
Given the demands placed on medical staff—increased patient loads, long work hours, and less one-to-one time with patient—it is not surprising that the healthcare system is seeing a rise in medical error, high rates of burnout, and a decline in patient satisfaction. Lorena Bradford and Julia Langley have formed a unique collaboration to explore the intersection of the visual arts and healthcare. In-gallery experiences with original works of art allow healthcare professionals and students to deconstruct, analyze, and practice skills that can enhance their work with patients, colleagues, and caregivers.
Putting the Art in Partnership: Building Collaborative Programs Between Museums and Hospitals
Alice Garfield, Laurel Anderson, Kirsten Getchell
Art is a powerful tool for healing, and community partnerships between child life professionals and arts institutions combine the strengths of each partner to deliver high-quality, child- and family-centered care. The MFA Artful Healing program uses the artistic resources of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to support Child Life at Boston Children’s Hospital by providing creative arts interventions for children, families, staff, and volunteers. Attendees will learn about some of the challenges and benefits of forming community partnerships and will gain knowledge and tools to build partnerships between arts and healthcare institutions in their own communities.