Jill Sonke

Interview

Friday, May 18, 2012

Can the arts actually improve health care? Kurt Andersen gets some answers from Jill Sonke, director of the Center for the Arts in Healthcare at the University of Florida. She explains how the arts have been carving out a place in the healing process.

(Originally aired: December 10, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slideshow: Art therapy in action

An art therapy student paints with a patient as part of Shands Hospital’s Arts in Healthcare program in Gainesville, Florida. Bringing the arts into hospital settings helps to humanize healthcare and
Shands Arts in Medicine

An art therapy student paints with a patient as part of Shands Hospital’s Arts in Healthcare program in Gainesville, Florida. Bringing the arts into hospital settings helps to humanize healthcare and make it less sterile, and some studies show it can also improve patient outcomes.

The Ahn Trio performs for patients and staff at Shands Hospital. Arts programs at hospitals cost little, but are often perceived by patients and visitors as a welcome luxury.
Shands Arts in Medicine

The Ahn Trio performs for patients and staff at Shands Hospital. Arts programs at hospitals cost little, but are often perceived by patients and visitors as a welcome luxury.

A Shands Hospital staff member plays music for a dialysis patient.
Shands Arts in Medicine

A Shands Hospital staff member plays music for a dialysis patient.

Danielle DeCosmo, an artist in residence at Shands, plays for a patient.
Shands Arts in Medicine

Danielle DeCosmo, an artist in residence at Shands, plays for a patient.

Guests:

Jill Sonke

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