Explore the Power of the Arts in 21st Century Healthcare -
April 7, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center
Presenter Jill Sonke, Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Arts in Healthcare Research and Education (CAHRE) at the University of Florida, will discuss the human and economic value of the arts in healthcare.
At Shands Hospital, where Jill uses dance and movement in patient care, a patient's medical chart reads: "Dance works better than meds."
This community presentation is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP by April 3 to Robin Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502.562.0715.
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This event is made possible in part through the generosity of the Humana Foundation, the Fund for the Arts, and the Society for Arts in Healthcare.
About Jill Sonke: Jill Sonke is Co-Founder and Director of the Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education (CAHRE) at the University of Florida, is on the faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida, and is Assistant Director and Artist in Residence with Shands Arts in Medicine (AIM). She has been an Artist in Residence with AIM since 1994, when she founded the Dance for Life program. She is active in research, curriculum and program development a UF, serves as vice president on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, and is a frequent presenter, consultant, and guest artist at universities, conferences, hospitals, and festivals throughout the United States and abroad.
About The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing Program: The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program bridges the arts and healthcare in Louisville, and serves as a resource for our community and region. In Kentucky and throughout the world, the arts are transforming the healing environment. As healthcare grows more technical and sophisticated, patients' anxiety and loss of control often rise. The arts humanize the healthcare setting, offering creating channels for expression, stress reduction, and enhancement of positive thought processes. Research has shown that the arts in healthcare settings can improve the quality of patient care and outcomes, increase staff satisfaction and retention (a pressing problem and financial burden for healthcare facilities), shorten hospital stays, reduce pain medication, and save healthcare dollars.
For more information on The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program, please call Robin Hicks, Arts in Healing Manager, at 502.562.0715.