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Circle of Care

The Arts in Medicine

Circle of Care explores how the arts and humanities can improve communication and personalize healthcare for patients, families and healthcare professionals.

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Through metaphor and symbol, the arts have the power to articulate and communicate feelings and meaning, providing a language for body, mind and spirit — the whole person.

WHYY’s Wider Horizons service and its Caring Community coalition partnered to create Circle of Care to help both professionals and the public understand the value of the arts in healing and coping with pain and suffering. 


The project was awarded a major grant from Sound Partners for Community Health, a national project of the Benton Foundation, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Additional funding was provided by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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