Knitting is Good for Your Health!

• Compassion Fatigue Study:  With the cooperation of Project Knitwell, two oncology nurses at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) conducted a study that concluded that knitting can help reduce compassion fatigue (burnout) among oncology nurses. The Impact of a Knitting Intervention on Compassion Fatigue in Ocology Nurses by Lyndsay Anderson, MSN, OCN (R) FMP-BC and Christina Gustavson was published in the February 2016 issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

• Craft Yarn Council Initiative: Project Knitwell is proud to participate in an initiative with the Craft Yarn Council on the therapeutic value of knitting. Carol Caparosa, the founder of Project Knitwell, appeared in the 2014 Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time video produced by the Craft Yarn Council. In the video, you’ll see Carol discuss the Compassion Fatigue Study, alongside images of Project Knitwell participants.