Article Text. Article menu. The relationship between the arts and medicine. P Anne Scott University of Stirling. Abstract In this paper some of the intriguing links between the arts and medicine are explored. Statistics from Altmetric. Arts literature medicine humane practice Introduction My initial interest in the links between the arts and medicine derived from an examination of various approaches to teaching ethics to undergraduate nursing and medical students.
Why the humanities? Public stereotype It is within a similar context that insight may be gained in terms of the public stereotype and standing of various professional groups.
Contribution of the arts The arts, particularly literature, may contribute here in at least three separate, but inter-linked, ways. C THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE A further aspect of the contribution that the arts, particularly literature, makes to health care practice is that literature enriches the language and thus the thought processes of practitioners; in a manner which provides a wealth of concepts and ideas with which to think about and conceptualise patient care.
Conclusion There are numerous works of literature which provide rich characterisation and role models as food for the spirit, and stimulus to the moral imagination. Literature and medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics ; 17 : 93 -6, Boyd KM, ed. The Pond Report. Report of a working party on the teaching of medical ethics. London: IME Publications, Project a new preparation for nursing, midwifery and health visiting.
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London: Chatto and Windus Ltd, Diamond C. Losing your concepts. Ethics ; 98 : Several focus on the directionality of the funnel, and wonder whether the menagerie of yuck is being funneled out of her mouth or into her. Was this a case of force-feeding? Someone points out most of "the action" goes on above Kahlo, while she remains tightly confined under sheets with only her shoulder exposed, representing a sense of powerlessness and vulnerability. Another comments on the barren desert landscape, devoid of anything reassuring, and that the sun and moon could impart a sense of timelessness, like a patient in an extended hospital stay who doesn't know whether it's night or day.
Nobody notices, until Zhang points it out, that the woman in the painting has tears streaming down her face. I didn't see her for who she is. Palmer's pedagogical approach of a "third thing," where images or an object can serve as icebreaker between two parties to create a safe space for difficult topics of conversation. In this case, the third things are public domain paintings, photographs, and poems that can be searched by artist, title, and theme such as pain, loneliness, joy, fear, dying, and hopelessness.
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In the first BEAM demo earlier this year, Zhang used Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting to discuss the case of a blind patient who had been widowed for nearly two decades. The caregiving team had gotten together several times to confer about the patient's disease progression and treatment, but for those few minutes they contemplated lonely figures in a late night diner.
Zhang, who admits she was initially skeptical about the prospect of using a painting or poem to discuss a patient's care, says the Nighthawks discussion gave her chills as the group considered what it meant to be truly alone. We spent more time with him and learned details about his social life, and we were very conscious of this as we developed a safe discharge plan for him. Multiple recent studies have shown that there is decreased empathy and increased burnout among medical students and residents nationwide, as medicine has become increasingly focused on technological advances.
And young learners are often asked to work long shifts and shuttle between numerous patients, making it a challenge to develop in-depth relationships. Several other studies have shown that art can be an effective tool to both foster empathy and improve observation skills, which have been linked with improved patient outcomes. I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. Doctor Feeling Golf Ring.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. Napoleon Bonaparte. World Will Answer More. The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine. Pain Evil Greatest Physical. Top 10 Medical Quotes. View the list. A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Man Angry Wise Look.
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The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. Arthur Schopenhauer. Doctor Lawyer Stupidity Weakness. Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it. You Book Hospital Like. It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body. Marcel Proust.
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