It’s been said that art has the ability to heal wounds. By exposing our inner selves to true beauty we can treat emotional scars and promote wellness. But can art actually help alleviate feelings of burnout?
Dr. Shawn C. Jones thinks it can, and with Finding Heart in Art, he uses Renaissance paintings as a framework to explain how medical professionals can manage fatigue. Through an appreciation of the beautiful world around us, we can reconnect with our feelings and experience gladness, anger, fear, sadness, hurt, and all the feelings that call you to full living. Your emotions are a reflection of your heart’s desiredon’t lose touch with them.
“As an emergency physician reflecting upon my own experience, Shawn’s story strikes painfully close to home. In this time of growing clinician disillusionment and burnout, this timely work is valuable both to healers seeking their own journeys of redemption and their family, friends, and patients who love and rely upon them.”
STEVEN J. STACK, MD, ER PHYSICIAN, LEXINGTON, KY
“Finding Heart in Art is more than a book; it is a channel of grace that may save your life. For those experiencing burnout or a numbness to life, rediscover what it means to connect with yourself, to be human made in the image of God, and to embrace beauty, creativity, and imagination all over again. Come and be transformed.”
ZACH FAY, CEO AND CREATOR OF LIGHTGLIDERS, ST. LOUIS, MO
|Publisher:||Advantage Media Group|
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About the Author
Head and Neck Surgeon trained in robotic surgery. He is the senior and founding member of his specialty group, Purchase ENT, which he began in 1995.
Dr. Jones was president of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA)
from 2011 to 2012, serving on the board of trustees for over fifteen years. In 2016 he was honored with the association’s Distinguished Service
Award. He serves on KMA’s American Medical Association delegation and was recently elected president of the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care.
He regularly uses his expertise to help the underserved on medical mission trips previously traveling to Romania, Kenya, and Honduras. Shawn lives in
Paducah, Kentucky with his wife Evelyn. They have three adult children.
Table of Contents
1 My Fall and Redemption 5
2 Before the High Priest: The Story of the Accused and his Accuser 25
3 Christ Healing the Paralytic: A sick man and his healer 43
4 The Dead Christ: The Story of the Intimate Friend 85
5 The Incredulity of Saint Thomas: The Story of the Wound 91
6 The Good Samaritan: The story of the Ox 111
7 The Return of the Prodigal Son 133
8 See Beauty and Revive the Heart 151