Poetry, Music, Writing and Painting; Developing the artistic talents of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

Paediatr Respir Rev. 2016 Jan:17:39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2015.08.007. Epub 2015 Oct 30.


Art is an expressive outlet for the physical limitations and emotional frustrations of living with a life limiting condition such cystic fibrosis. In the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre we have facilitated the sharing of the inherent artistic talent of our patients with the support of painters, musicians, potters, creative writers, photographers and textile specialists and our own ward staff in our dedicated 22 bed CF inpatient unit. The programme has provided some splendid works that enliven our ward and, more importantly, continue to inspire our patients as they attempt to overcome the socially limiting consequences of hospital admission.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aptitude
  • Art
  • Cystic Fibrosis*
  • Humans
  • Inpatients*
  • Middle Aged
  • Music*
  • Paintings*
  • Poetry as Topic*
  • Writing