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A New York study found that getting medical students together with dementia patients and their families at museums to view, discuss and create art for 90 minutes made the students better communicators.

Sharing Art Helps Medical Students Connect With Dementia Patients

It's easy to spot what Alzheimer's patients have lost — memory, communication skills and more. But a study that sent medical students and dementia patients to art classes opened new vistas for all.

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Medical student mandala making for holistic well-being

The objective of this qualitative research study was to discover how creating mandalas (art made in reference to a circle) might provide medical students with an opportunity for reflection on their current psychological state. As part of their year 3 family medicine rotation, medical students participated in an art-making workshop, during which, they created mandalas based on their current emotional state. Afterwards, they engaged in reflective writing and discussion. The responses of 180…

After losing his sight, an artist’s journey to reinvent his life is a lesson in overcoming obstacles .

From a Dark Place - Hour Detroit Magazine

Every night, in his dark bedroom, within his dark mind, Brendan Patrick starts to think of the next thing he wants to paint.

Many people recognise that art making has therapeutic benefit, emotionally, socially and even physically. So, imagine you are in the office of your GP, and rather than prescribing medication you ar. Art Therapy, Therapy Ideas, Creative Activities, Art Lessons, Coaching, Medical, Benefit, 8 Weeks, People

Just what the doctor ordered

Many people recognise that art making has therapeutic benefit, emotionally, socially and even physically. So, imagine you are in the office of your GP, and rather than prescribing medication you ar…

DIFFERENT VIEW: Using art to rethink a medical diagnosis at the Fine Art of Health Care workshop at the Lowe Art Museum. Sandy Skoglund, Fox Games, Baroque Painting, University Of Miami, Expressive Art, Medical Students, Science Art, Community Art, Art Therapy

Using art to rethink a medical diagnosis

Medical, nursing and physical therapy students at the University of Miami are studying art to bring more humanity into their practice, and think about a diagnosis in a different light.

Why you should consider holistic addiction treatment. Some of the more common features include yoga, meditation and equine therapy. Art Competitions, Vogue, Art Programs, Art Education, Museum Education, Creative Art, Creative Ideas, Eyewear, Singing

The Power of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing

The benefits of creativity are plentiful.

Three years ago, the life Alyssa Vincent was living underwent a sudden and dramatic change. Time Travel, Arts, Counseling, The Dreamers, Illusions, Coloring Books, Therapy, Healing, Victoria

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Three years ago, the life Alyssa Vincent was living underwent a sudden and dramatic change.

The Art of Curing Cancer: The director of MD Anderson’s Arts in Medicine program uses painting, sculpture and one giant dragon to provide courage and solace to children battling cancer. Art Therapy Activities, Activities For Kids, Cancer Cure, Arts, Brain, The Cure, Medicine, Workshop, Healing

The Art of Curing Cancer

The director of MD Anderson’s Arts in Medicine program uses painting, sculpture and one giant dragon to provide courage and solace to children battling cancer.

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Art therapy is a therapy that uses art as its primary mode of expression and communication. Many therapies aim at reviving art’s healing function.

Hospitals have eye for photographer's healing art - Monte Nagler's camera captures serene scenes of outdoors that make patients feel better inside.

Hospitals have eye for photographer's healing art

Monte Nagler's camera captures serene scenes of outdoors that make patients feel better inside.

At graffiti stations locations throughout Newton Medical Center, passers-by were afforded an opportunity to artistically express all the things for which they are thankful. Medical Center, Art Therapy, Graffiti Art, Opportunity, Art Projects, Thankful, Healing, Neon Signs, Artist

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NEWTON -- With the season of gratitude and giving under way, the patients and staff at Newton Medical Center did their part Wednesday by offering their own tokens of artful appreciation as part of the third annual "Gratitude Graffiti Project."

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Medical Matters: Using art to express emotion is a crucial release for doctors

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Miller Pavilion and Glickman Tower

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Artists have long sought ways around the so-called White Cube: the generic, white-washed, and resolutely institutional space of the museum or art gallery. To critique the austerity of art world exhibition spaces has become cliché; the past two decades have witnessed those same institutions responding to artist’s criticisms with initiatives to be more flexible, … Continue reading →

Bahraini painter and photographer holds exhibition to help improve lives of patients Cancer Fighter, Medical Art, Art Therapy, Healing, Paintings, Painting Art, Painting, Paint, Therapy

For cancer fighter, art is more than just paintings

Bahraini painter and photographer holds exhibition to help improve lives of patients

Helen Hou: The Art of Compassionate Health Care Pharmacy Student, Art Therapy, Compassion, Health Care, Healing, Counseling, Brain, Medical Health Insurance, Oral Hygiene

Helen Hou: The Art of Compassionate Health Care

First-year pharmacy student Helen Hou creates art that communicates patients' emotions to caregivers and community.