Arts in Medicine
Arts in Medicine helps patients focus on something other than their illness.
It truly helps them heal.
Concert halls, studios and theaters are not the only places to enjoy the
arts. Just ask patients and staff at Baton Rouge General, where the Arts
in Medicine program was created in 2012. Arts in Medicine (AIM) brings
creative activities to patients through media such as painting, drawing,
arts and crafts, music and storytelling in a format that inspires hope
and promotes healing.
Studies have shown that patients who participate in Arts in Medicine benefit
emotionally and physically during their treatment. For instance, visual
artistry, such as painting or drawing, provides a creative outlet for
patients to express themselves and explore their creative sides. Music,
which can be requested at the bedside, reduces stress and lifts spirits.
Storytelling and oral histories allow patients to focus on relationships
and unique life experiences. All of these activities provide a much-needed
distraction from health-related worry and anxiety.
- Activities we offer:
- Live music
- Mixed media
- Oral history
Our Arts in Medicine program also bolsters patients’ self-esteem
by giving patients a chance to share their work with others. Many patient
art works are displayed throughout the hospital as wall hangings and ceiling
tiles, and a special exhibit of patient artwork goes on display every
three months at the
Manship Theatre in downtown Baton Rouge.
Arts in Medicine also brings the arts to staff and visitors through live
performances, workshops and special events.
Our services are available to all patients and are just a phone call away.
No referral is necessary. Simply let your nurse or physician know that
you are interested, or call (225) 387-7040.