A new program in Australia follows similar programs at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem in using the visual arts to ease dementia symptoms [Hyperallergic]
WHO Reports Art Improves Well-Being and Health
The World Health Organization released a report that provides that evidence that art improves general health and well-being. The document brings together findings from 900 publications over 19 years. [Hyperallergic]
How Time Spent in an Art Museum Can Improve Medical Students’ Skills
Each year, the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia hosts a two hour “Clinician’s Eye” workshop for second-year medical students. The workshop allows medical students to work on their observational skills and practice gathering clues to formulate decisions.
Curator M. Jordan Love, medical humanities professor Marcia Childress, and docent coordinator Emily Lazaro worked with students throughout this workshop.
Childress argued, “In a museum setting, we can slow down that process for them. It helps build reflexes they will need in a clinical setting, when they have to react and learn very quickly.” [UVA Today]
2015, One Thousand Words: Evaluating an Interdisciplinary Art Education Program, Journal of Nursing Education
2013, The Art of Attending: University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in partnership with USF Health and College of Community and Behavioral Sciences
2013, The Art of Nursing: Virginia Commonwealth Department of Art Education in partnership with VCU University School of Nursing and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2011, McNay Art Museum and Improving Medical Students Observation Skills
2010, The Fine Art of Healthcare: University of Miami Lowe Art Museum in partnership with UM Miller School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Department of Physical Therapy
2009, YCBA – Class Helping Future Doctors Learn the Art of Observation
2009, YCBA – Looking Is Not Seeing, Listening Is Not Hearing
2008, Harvard Medical School in partnership with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Training the Eye Elective Course