Healing With The Arts Program at Sarawak General Hospital
In May 2010, we conducted a Healing With The Arts Program for the doctors and nurses of the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, Malaysia. The program was about using the Arts as a relaxation tool to reduce stress and anxiety for the patients, caregivers and the staff of the oncology department. The "art" project selected for this program was String Art with Acrylic Paint. The final outcome was community art that was created by the staff at the hospital. Participating in this program enabled the staff to see the potential in using the arts to bring about relaxation in patients.