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ERIC Number: EJ1094979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Music, Medicine, and the Art of Listening
van Roessel, Peter; Shafer, Audrey
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v2 n1 Article 14 2006
The use of the arts in medical education has become increasingly widespread. Narrative and visual media, in particular, have received great attention as tools for teaching skills of empathy, observation and reflection. Music, however, has been relatively less applied in this context, and may be perceived as lacking immediate relevance to medicine. In this article, we first review various areas of interface between music and medicine. We then describe a curricular innovation undertaken at our institution using musical performance to demonstrate the value of music as a metaphor for communication in the practice of medicine.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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