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Reilly, Jo Marie; Trial, Janet; Piver, Debra E.; Schaff, Pamela B. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Abstract: Developing and nurturing empathy in medical trainees has been recognized as an essential element of medical education. Theater may be a unique instructional modality to increase empathy training. Methods: A multi-disciplinary team developed a theater workshop for first year medical students. Through the use of theater games, art images…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Empathy, Medical Students, Medical Education
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Mahajan, Pranav – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
The aims of this report are to highlight the shortcomings in medical education. To use a student made short film as an example of how issues that cause medical student distress can be displayed. To show that the process of film-making is a useful tool in reflection. To display that film is an effective device in raising awareness. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Films, Medical Education, Medical Students, Suicide
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Arjmand, Susan – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
A course was designed for medical students in which literature and writing exercises were used to promote reflection on cross-cultural patient encounters. Students were encouraged to consider Kleinman's principles of open-ended questioning as the basis for enhancing these patient conversations and were prompted to develop skills in close reading…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Story Telling, Literature, Writing Exercises
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Silk, Hugh; Shields, Sara – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Humanities in medicine (HIM) is an important aspect of medical education intended to help preserve humanism and a focus on patients. At the University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency Program, we have been expanding our HIM curriculum for our residents including orientation, home visit reflective writing, didactics and a department-wide…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Family Practice (Medicine), Humanities Instruction, College Curriculum
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Jacques, Andrew; Trinkley, Rachel; Stone, Linda; Tang, Richard; Hudson, William Andy; Khandelwal, Sorabh – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Art of Analysis (AoA) is a cooperative effort of the Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM) and Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) aimed at medical students who are participating in learning communities, groups formed in pre-clinical medical student education to emotionally support and encourage students through the arduous process of…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
According to the American Board of Family Medicine, "The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity." What makes the seemingly daunting task of practicing family medicine possible is that family physicians learn to utilize similar clinical reasoning for all of their patients…
Descriptors: Poetry, Films, Music, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Auerbach, Kelli; Baruch, Jay M. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2012
Practicing medicine and creating art are both informed by observation and perception, yet how artists and doctors view the world and their place in it might be quite different. By bringing two populations together--RISD students and Warren Alpert Medical School students--into one experimental course, "No Innocent Eye: Knowledge and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Medical Education, Medical Students, College Students
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Van Winkle, Lon J.; Robson, Chester; Chandar, Nalini; Green, Jacalyn M.; Viselli, Susan M.; Donovan, Kelly – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Purpose: Critical reflection helps to animate humanistic values needed for professional behavior in medical students. We wanted to learn whether poems written by physicians could foster such critical reflection. To do so, we determined whether the poems elicited dissonance (i.e., recognition of their own or others behavior as incongruent with…
Descriptors: Poetry, Physicians, Reflection, Medical Education
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Winter, Robin O. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2011
Family Medicine residency programs in the United States are required to promote resident well-being. This article describes how one residency does this by teaching the concepts of Positive Psychology and Authentic Happiness developed by Dr. Martin Seligman utilizing a multi-media curriculum. As part of this curriculum, residents listen to the song…
Descriptors: Family Practice (Medicine), Medical Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students
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Case, Gretchen A.; Micco, Guy – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In this article, we describe an elective course using readers' theater with students in the health care professions and the arts. Readers' theater is a technique used for the performance of literature in which texts are staged with minimal production values and scripts are not fully memorized. These techniques are drawn upon more commonly in…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Elective Courses, Age, Aging (Individuals)
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Sirridge, Marjorie S.; Martin, Jennifer – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
For several years an interdisciplinary course called "Healing and the Arts" has been offered to undergraduates and medical students in a BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Its stated purpose is to give students a theoretical and practical understanding of how the arts can be a healing force in people's lives.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students
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De Benedetto, Maria Auxiliadora C.; Blasco, Pablo G.; de Castro, Ariane G.; de Carvalho, Elsi – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In Brazil, medical practice and the predominant medical education model are based on specialization. Methodologies such as patient-centered medicine and narrative medicine are either unknown or not applied in a systematic way. In order to draw students' and doctors' attention to these approaches during the TENTH SOBRAMFA INTERNATIONAL AND ACADEMIC…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meetings, Patients, Personal Narratives
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Stein, Howard F. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
This paper describes an experiment in which Family Medicine residents composed, read, and discussed their poems as a way of bringing to life their often complex relationships with patients. It argues that this approach mobilizes the physicians' own creativity in the service of reflective practice and improved doctor-patient relationships. This…
Descriptors: Family Practice (Medicine), Graduate Students, Medical Students, Physician Patient Relationship
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Wear, Delese; Zarconi, Joseph – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
In a new required capstone course for medical students, students at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine were asked to reflect on their relationships with patients, their colleagues, themselves and their families, and the communities they serve, using the humanities, particularly narrative domains, as the primary vehicles for…
Descriptors: Humanities, Medical Education, Required Courses, Medical Students
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Holleman, Warren – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2006
Since the publication of Samuel Shem's "House of God," medical students and residents have been famous for their cynical conversations about patients and life on the wards. This image is largely a caricature, yet peer pressure, medical machismo, stressful working conditions, and house staff subculture do foster negative attitudes and…
Descriptors: Humanities, Counselor Client Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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