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The Healing Power of Art, Music, and Surrounding Spaces

July 29, 2020

What is the impact of art and music on patient experience and staff well-being? Can a view of nature improve the healing process? Which types of noise stressors have been shown to cause fatigue in ICU nurses? This SoundPractice podcast episode offers answers to questions like these and covers many other aspects of how the spaces that surround us can help or hinder health and wellness. Our guests are Esther Sternberg, MD, of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and Lauren Rabb, Curator of Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program.

Tucson Medical Center’s Healing Art Program  (including the portfolio of its art collection)

Books by Esther Sternberg, MD: Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being  and The Balance Within: The Science of Connecting Health and Emotions . Information about Visual Thinking Strategies

Lauren Rabb, Curator, Healing Art Program at Tucson Medical Center:

​Esther Sternberg, MD, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 

Can Art Help Heal ? Video of Dr. Esther Sternberg presentation

University of Arizona’s Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance  and Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine