Palliative Care and Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care

Here you will find explanations of what Palliative care is and what it is not. It can be care associated with hospice and end of life care, but it is also a less invasive, humane way to deal with chronic illness when cure is no longer possible but a quality of life is attainable.

The Westreich Foundation supports The California State University Institute for Palliative Care is preparing the current and future palliative care workforce while educating the community about the benefits of palliative care. The Institute offers instructor-led and self-paced online learning to individuals living throughout the country and anywhere in the world.
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Creative Arts and Consciousness – Arts in Healing

Arts in Healing

Art healing, also known as the healing arts, is a term that is applied to the use of art in emotional and physical healing. Art healing is often confused with Art Therapy, and although art healing and art therapy are very similar, art therapy tends to be a doctor/patent healing process, whereas art healing is an individual/non-therapist healing process. But both use art to help the healing process.

Those of us who have art in our souls and have used art as a therapeutic healing tool throughout our lives understand its value at the deepest level. Although a relatively new concept in western society, only in the last 60 years have health professionals, therapists, and others in the medical profession begun to acknowledge the therapeutic effects of art and music on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of people. Read more