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Art therapy eases stress for medical workers

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Oscar Chavez draws and collages during a visual arts session run by the Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab, a research group studying arts therapy as a solution for trauma associated with working in a hospital. March 14, 2023.

A new program offers art therapy for medical workers. Research at CU-Anschutz in Aurora shows promising early results in reducing stress and trauma in the health care field. Nurse manager Brian Gardiner of Denver Health took part in the program and finds poetry especially effective.