Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic approach to medicine. Topical research and inspiring real-life accounts from international innovators in the field of humanistic medicine show how the creative arts in varied forms can contribute toward greater learning and understanding in medicine, as well as improved health and quality of life for patients and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Contents 8
Foreword: Medical Students Support Arts and Humanities in Medicine 12
Acknowledgments 14
Introduction: Touching the Heart of What It Is To Be Human 16
SECTION 1: EDUCATING FOR EMPATHY THROUGH THE ARTS 22
1 Teaching Empathy Through Role-Play and Fabric Art: An Innovative Pedagogical Approach for End-of-Life Health Care Providers 22
2 Remember Me for Birds : An Ethnodrama about Aging, Mental Health and Autonomy 45
Lifelines - The Art of Medicine Challenges the Humanity Within Us 60
3 The Visual Arts in Health Education at the Melbourne Dental School 61
SECTION 2: THE ARTS AND PRACTITIONER SELF-CARE 76
4 Advocating for Drama in Patient Communication 76
5 Reader’s Theatre and Sharing the Experience of Caregiving: Home Is Where the Heart Is 81
6 The Stanford Arts and Anesthesia Soiree: Performing to Create Community and Understand Anesthesiology 97
7 Art Practice and Bringing Emotions to Life in the Anatomy Lab: The Story of an Artist in Residence 103
8 Music as Medicine for Interdisciplinary Team Self-Care and Stress Management in Palliative Care 120
9 Expressive Arts and Practitioner Self-Care: Simply Being Human 132
Lifelines - Medical Doodles: Drawing Toward Learning and Remembering 144
SECTION 3: NAVIGATING WITH NARRATIVE THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCE 146
10 The Narrative Reflective Process: Giving Voice to Experiences of Illness 146
11 Navigating Through Care: My Life Experiences with Medical Practitioners 162
12 The Childhood Novel and the Art of the Interview in Pediatrics Practice 169
Lifelines - The Healing Arts Program, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 181
SECTION 4: THE CREATIVE ARTS IN ACTION FOR CHANGE IN HEALTH 184
13 Arts-Based Inquiry and a Clinician Educator’s Journey of Discovery 184
Lifelines - Art in Action for Change in Health Care 202
14 From Human Destructiveness to Creativity 208
15 Digital Stories for Teaching Ethics and Law to Health and Social Service Professionals 214
Lifelines - Reaching Out with Heartfelt Art: Medical and Fine Arts Students Build Bridges to Communities 220
Contributors 226