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Arts and Health

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation Description:

This presentation will provide an understanding of how to plan, implement, and evaluate the integration of arts-based activities into care for patients and families, and discuss the positive outcomes on patient wellbeing.

Presenter Bio:

William J. Doan, PhD is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a Fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre. In addition to articles in scholarly journals, Doan has co-authored three books and several plays. He has created solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the US, and abroad. His current work includes a new performance piece, Frozen In The Toilet Paper Aisle of Life, part of a larger project titled The Anxiety Project. Work from this project includes multiple short graphic narratives published in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine. He is a Professor of Theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and Artist-in-Residence for the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University.  Doan served as the Penn State Laureate for 2019-2020.


Nese College of Nursing named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence