Lynda McLeod

Lynda J. McLeod RN BScN MALT, Nursing Instructor-Artist-Consultant, Collaborative Nursing Program, Victoria, BC, , Tel: 250-592-5657 OR 250-884-3917, Website, , Research Interest: How nurses use art/creativity as a strategy for self care to promote health and healing., , The Art by Nurses web site brings nurses together as a community using art as a powerful self-care resource. Nurses can then go forward as a group to share the healing qualities of art with the bigger community; communicating Nurse’s work, describing the benefits of art as a self care process and celebrating their artistic talents. , , Nurse artists are encouraged to join the website to sell their art in a virtual gallery as part of a group-Art by Nurses. A percentage of the sale from each piece of art will be deposited automatically into the Meet me on the Moon Art Fund for Nurses. As the art fund grows, any registered nurse can apply for funds to use art as a strategy to maintain balance and meaning in their lives as healers. Retaining healthy nurses in the midst of a nursing shortage is the ultimate goal of Art by Nurses, as well as recruiting nurses for the future. , , Vision: Nurses inspiring Nurses through Art. , , Mission: Healthy Nurses create Healthier work places , , Art by Nurses will be show cased in hospital hallways across Canada providing an art gallery for patients and families to view while in hospital. Nurse’s engaging in the process of art and patients viewing Art by Nurses, naturally results in, art that heals.

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