Monday, September 18, 2017 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Arts in Health: Performances and Healing Spaces
Artistic Co-Director, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
Co-Creator, Graceful Passages
Program Manager of Music Therapy, Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
Suzanne Costello: Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Transforming the Doctor/Patient Relationship - Telling the Story
This workshop, led by Suzanne Costello, will include an overview and positive outcomes of SPDT’s innovative program Transforming the Doctor-Patient Relationship. Participants will be led through a series of movement activities designed to encourage the physician to see their patient as a whole person. The workshop will conclude with Q&A. Costello will also address SPDT’s additional Arts & Healthcare programs.
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
Jennifer Townsend: Creating a Healing Space: Auditory and Visual Beautification of an Inpatient Acute Psychiatry Unit
Many people have seen or experienced the effects of a healing environment within a healthcare setting. Studies confirm that well-designed hospital environments can reduce patients’ anxiety and stress, accelerate recovery, shorten hospitalizations, reduce medication use, lessen pain, and promote a sense of well-being. Therapeutic environments can also help an impact on staff wellness. Outcomes include enhancing staff recruitment, satisfaction, productivity, and retention. This presentation will detail the process of creating a therapeutic environment in an inpatient acute care psychiatric unit, both through visual art and music. The discussion will focus on how to determine the specific needs of a patient population, including safety concerns. Finally, participants will learn about research supporting such efforts
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
Gary Malkin: Music for health and wellness
Musician Gary Malkin will lead attendees in an interactive session on music and wellness.