"We wanted to see if the creative process involved in making art is healing and life-enhancing. Our study provides beginning evidence for the important role art therapy can play in reducing symptoms. Art therapy provides a distraction that allows patients to focus on something positive instead of their health for a time, and it also gives patients something they can control."
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, director, Cancer Pain Program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
To provide cancer patients and families of cancer patients with an art experience that may alleviate their pain and promote healing.