I just came across a wonderful article entitled Creativity and Spirituality in Nursing: Implementing Art in Healing by Mary Rockwood Lane, PhD, RN, published in Holistic Nursing Practice journal. Studies show that creativity and spirituality can heal by changing a person’s physiology and attitude from one of stress to one of deep relaxation. Creative modalities offer nurses and other caregivers a new perspective on how to care for patients.
Lane refers to journaling, dance, music, poetry and other healing arts as tools nurses can use to help their patients heal on many levels.
For the full article and list of references, please click here.