Can the intersection of art and medicine lead to better patient care? — NewsWorks

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The intersection of art and medicine is as old as humanity, but somewhere along the way we have lost our understanding of the importance of the arts in the wellness of individuals and communities. The art/medicine relationship is experiencing a renaissance in the 21st century, but one that has not reached certain areas of the country. While a Foundation for Art and Healing is doing great work from its Boston base, and while major hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic and children’s hospitals in communities like Boston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis have been integrating the arts into the healing process for a long time, other communities show little awareness of these developments.

The example cited here is one small way that the arts are being used to help young physicians become better at their calling.

I am looking for as many examples as I can find of the integration of the arts into individual and community wellness. I hope to have a complete draft of my book ready in a few months. Please let me know about examples in your communities through this blog or through kylegroup@aol.com

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SHARING STORIES WITH ME.

 

Can the intersection of art and medicine lead to better patient care? — NewsWorks.

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