Healing Arts at the Bedside
With the COVID-19 pandemic, patient visitation has become extremely limited. To assist our patients through this difficult and isolating time, the USC-VHH’s Healing Arts Exhibits have been mobilized through our Art Cart program and digitized through our Healing Arts Stories iPad program.
The mobile Art Cart provides patients with a take-home framed print of their choice from our Healing Arts Exhibit archive and is displayed bedside, during their stay. Additionally, patients have access to artist-narrated digital art exhibits, via an iPad. Studies have shown that simply viewing artwork that reflects positive images of nature or familiar scenery decreases stress and anxiety, distracts from pain and promotes a sense of comfort and connection.