Art is Patient seminar series-Visual Literacy Training 馃棑

Art is Patient

November 2020 (online)
This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students, Residents , Physicians and Other Health Professionals in :
路    close observation of art
路    group reflection and
路    art-making
within the art galleries and museums of the world (via virtual visits), to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The art gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can鈥檛, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.
 
Goals
路    Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
路    Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
路    Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
路    Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
路    Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.
 
Seminar leader
Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Adjunct Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP (within the Trauma Therapy Program) at Women鈥檚 College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, 鈥淭he Visible Curriculum鈥, which appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford U Press, 2018) expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.
 
Time and place:
One series of 3 sessions per semester
3 consecutive Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm: November 2, 9, 16
Via Zoom meeting
 
Enrolment:
Open to all U of T Medical Students, Residents, practising Physicians/Faculty and Learners from other clinical disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation but enrolment is required and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE seminar/workshops. Please do not take a spot if you cannot commit to attend.
 No art experience is necessary. Basic pencil and paper are needed as art materials.
 
For more information and to register, please contact: emstern@artandmind.net
 
There will be a second offering in second term (2021)-stay tuned!
 
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Eva-Marie Stern, RP MA
Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Psychiatry, U of Toronto
Specialist in Arts-based Education
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