Arts in Medicine
Cancer treatment is an unsettling time in every cancer patient’s journey. At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology we’ve developed the Arts in Medicine program to offer patients and their caregivers a chance to experience the therapeutic benefits of the arts during this time. Arts in Medicine gives patients a way to share who they are as a whole person, rather than one who is defined by a diagnosis.
Each patient’s experiences are responsive to their patient-led goals, not clinical goals, giving the patient an opportunity for relaxation, emotional release, company, entertainment, physical activity, distraction from stress and time to make and enjoy art.