Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Patient Artwork on 4th Floor of the Heart Hospital

Positioned above is the framed art work of a patient admitted for treatment to the Heart Hospital at Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville. During his convalescence, nurse Jamie Chiles offered him an opportunity to participate in an  art intervention at the bedside. This project was suggested  to ease some of his anxiety regarding his cardiac status. Jamie gave him watercolor crayons and watercolor paper. The blending of colors using a wet technique proved to be very soothing to the patient and awakened a desire to create more art when discharged home. Jamie became the recipient of the art piece, she had it framed and it is now on display in the Caring Room on her floor for all to enjoy. Keep up the good work!

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