A special report on Art and Healthcare with a look at an Arts and Healthcare gathering, the largest arts-in-medicine program in the U.S., Susan Perlstein telling why a comprehensive healthcare system includes the arts, and choreographer Stuart Pimsler talks about working with healthcare workers.

On the cover: Stuart Pimsler

Table of Contents


Is Art Good For You? The Arts-in-Healthcare Movement
the arts are making changes in the way we deal with illness. Artists, doctors, healthcare workers and administrators from across the country meet in Durham, North Carolina, to talk about it. By Kate Dobbs Ariail

Rx: A Dose of Creativity: Arts in Medicine Puts a Hospital on the Map
A Florida physician/poet creates the largest arts-in-medicine program in the U.S., starting in a cancer ward. By Michael McLeod

Toward a New Folk Dance: Caregivers and Other Partners
Artists working in community have no doubt that their work is art. Here an eminent choreographer working with caregivers finds the thread that ties hs “community” work to his “concert” work. By Stuart Pimsler

Really Caring: Why a Comprehensive Healthcare System Includes the Arts
A creator of intergenerational arts programs tells how the arts can enable a healthcare system that cares for people, sustains their well-being in their communities, and provides a continuum of care from birth to death. By Susan Perlstein



Publisher’s Notes

Hot Shorts
News and information from around the country.

Internet Web sites to consider: Reclamation Art and The Center for Land Use Interpretation

Printed Matter
Books, newsletters and magazines of interest

Portfolio: Conversations at the Castle
Ery Camara
Mauricio Dias & Walter Reidweg
artway of thinking
Maurice O’Connell

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