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Creative Arts in Humane Medicine
     

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

by Cheryl L. McLean (Editor)
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Allan D. Peterkin MD — Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae — Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors.… A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities
McLean's new book is for all those interested in healthcare and the arts.... [T]he integration of the arts into health care professional education remains a marginalized field, but best practices in this field abound.
The Literature
This publication calls attention to a wide range of situations in which art forms might be educational or therapeutically helpful....Creative Arts in Humane Medicine may serve an important role in stimulating further interest and research in this field.
South African Medical Journal
The book makes a strong case for broadening the base from which we as medical professionals live and work.
Allan D. Peterkin MD — Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae — Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors.… A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
Canadian Medical Association Journal
How do the creative arts help practitioners enhance clinical and relational skills? The amply credentialled contributors to Creative Arts in Humane Medicine — physicians, medical students, allied health professionals and artists — provide some answers... Gifted voices from both medicine and the humanities have contributed to Creative Arts in Humane Medicine in McLean's ensemble effort to show us different paths to the future.
Allan D. Peterkin MD — Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae — Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors.... A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
From the Publisher
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.

McLeans book should be a must read for those responsible for medical education...so that in the end the human connection between healers and those they heal is enhanced.

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors...A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.

Cheryl McLeans Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a fascinating collection of essays that evocatively illustrates the importance of literature, music, photography, and art in facilitating self-care and awareness among health care providers, training empathetic physicians, and improving patient care.

Allan D. Peterkin MD -- Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Michael Gordon MD
McLean's book should be a must read for those responsible for medical education...so that in the end the human connection between healers and those they heal is enhanced.
Sue MacRae -- Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors...A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
Martin Donohoe
Cheryl McLean's Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a fascinating collection of essays that evocatively illustrates the importance of literature, music, photography, and art in facilitating self-care and awareness among health care providers, training empathetic physicians, and improving patient care.
Allan D. Peterkin MD — Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae — Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors...A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
Allan D. Peterkin MD Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors...A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.
Allan D. Peterkin MD - Head
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine takes us on a fascinating journey to meet the educators, clinicians, support workers and artists who apply arts-based methods in innovative ways to enhance patient care, reflexivity in learners, and a sense of community and well-being in practitioners. The book stands out with an emphasis on multiple media (theater, music, visual and digital imagery, literature, and reflective writing), as well as the inclusion of international and interprofessional perspectives.
Sue MacRae - Registered Nurse
Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a graceful and important book that offers a groundbreaking, inspiriting engagement with issues such as empathy, empowerment, ethics, and evidence, explored by a rich cast of inter-professional authors...A must read for academics, researchers, clinicians, and students interested in creative healing arts, narrative health, and humane medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550594546
Publisher:
Brush Education
Publication date:
01/24/2014
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Cheryl L. McLean is an independent scholar and publisher of The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (IJCAIP). A leading contributor to the field of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research, she has been a keynote speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator at conferences and events across North America.

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