The Arts and Humanities Program promotes an optimum life experience for people with cancer, their family members and medical caregivers. The arts in all forms are introduced as tools for coping through self expression. Performances, workshops, exhibitions, environmental enhancements and education programs engage the entire Lombardi community in creative activities that help transcend illness concerns.
Nancy Morgan is Director of the Arts and Humanities Program and the Writing Clinician at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Morgan supervises professional and volunteer artists who introduce the arts as tools for coping, and facilitates the Writing and Health Initiative. She has a Masters in Transformative Language Arts and is a contributing author to The Power of Words (Mammoth Press 2007), an anthology of essays about writing and health, as well as numerous articles about the arts in healthcare. She is principle investigator of a writing study entitled "Implementing an Expressive Writing Study in a Cancer Clinic," published in The Oncologist, February 2008, and has presented workshops and lectures on writing and health in the U.S. and abroad.