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Integrating Recreational Art Activities into the Patient Experience

This research study explores the impact of recreational art activities on the human experience of hospitalized patients. With funds awarded through The Beryl Institute’s Grant Program, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center launched Heart Cart, a painting program for inpatients. Reaction to the initial pilot from cardiac surgery patients was so positive, the art program expanded to other units in their hospital.

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