The goal for this communication venue is to recognize and promote The Nurse Artist who is dedicated to using Art as a healing modality for self and others. Participation in Creative Expression can help to reduce stress of hospitalization, improve healing through relaxation and reducing tension and pain. Inspire, bring joy and give hope to our patients and staff.
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!