Beads of Courage is Narrative Medicine.
Suffering is alleviated by providing the child with a language in which to communicate about their treatment journey. Every bead you give is a dose of narrative medicine that helps that child communicate to others their story in a visual and tangible way.
Beads of Courage is an Arts-in-Medicine Program.
The arts provide direct benefits to patients’ physical, mental and emotional recovery, reducing anxiety, decreasing the perception of pain, providing a sense of control, reducing stress and loneliness, and providing opportunities for emotional and self-expression.