BRIDGING THE GAP

Without human connection, due to social distancing, how could AIM continue to help?

By: Kathy Cafazzo
Tina Mullen, director of the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program, or AIM, faced a huge professional challenge when the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the entire program operated.
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AIM Facebook Live AIM hosts Facebook Live all-request concerts featuring musician in residence Michael Claytor every Friday to continue serving patients, their family and staff. Participants make song requests by commenting in the Facebook Live feed, and the admin team distributes the requests to Claytor, who responds as he would in a patient's room, playing the song if he knows it or suggesting another in kind. Photo by Jesse Jones
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