I am a passionate health care professional, and my drive to bring the arts to hospitals is infectious. Since 2013 I have trained hundreds of other health care providers in the basic principles of using music in care through the Room 217 Foundation’s Music Care Certificate Program, and have presented widely at medical conferences on the power of music to transform care. The impact of live music in medical contexts is rarely less than profound. I have become convinced that hospitals are hungry for the arts, and that the mere presence of live music can instantly create a culture of person-centered care. From running community arts-based programs in clinic settings to co-investigating on research studies, I’ve brought creative arts to hospitals from all angles.
Please contact me for consultation if you are interested in:
- creative arts-based “reflective practice” workshops for health care professionals
- trainings, continuing education, and/or workshops on the use of music and the arts in care
- creating a pilot arts program (eg. a staff choir, bedside music consoles, mural project, poetry challenge)
- brainstorming possibilities for an arts-presence in your health care setting
- research collaborations on topics of creative arts and person-centered care
Listen here to the songs that emerged from a hospital-wide collaborative songwriting project that I facilitated out of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre – see and hear the powerful impact of arts-based projects on your health care setting.
Read here about the Music Matters Study – a music care optimization study I co-facilitated with Bridgepoint Active Health Care.