Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

Category: Book
Edited By: McLean, Cheryl L.
Subject:  MEDICAL / Ethics
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Brush Education
Published: January 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.93in x 6.06in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*McLean's book should be a must read for those responsible for medical that in the end the human connection between healers and those they heal is enhanced.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*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.
Review Quote*The book makes a strong case for broadening the base from which we as medical professionals live and work.
Review Quote*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.
Biographical NoteCheryl L. McLean is an independent scholar and publisher ofThe 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.