Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Arts in Medicine

Sister Caroline Golden

Sister Caroline Golden, an artist with the Arts in Medicine program, hangs patient artwork in the Comprehensive Treatment Unit at Sylvester/UMHC in Miami.

For some time, studies have suggested that the arts have a lot to offer those facing illness. Sylvester’s Arts in Medicine program allows patients and caregivers to relieve stress and anxiety through creating works of art. Patients can enjoy a variety of creative exercises right at their bedsides by designing watercolor abstract monoprints, silk wall hangings, or greeting cards. Art supplies are accessed from a fully stocked rolling cart called the “Art Kart.” Volunteers and volunteer artists always are needed for this innovative program.

For more information on the Arts in Medicine program, call 305-243-4129.

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