Artistic Medicine: Bringing lessons learned from the art world into medicine How does art interpretation relate to healthcare?

Daniel Hoffman, 15 March 2016

When medical students have been exposed to an art interpretation class during medical school they have performed better in diagnosing patients (Naghshineh et al., 2008). It is no wonder that students at various medical schools around the country are embracing this, including Yale. It has been found to improve observation and empathy on the part of the student. In the long term this can help future physicians build a more positive repertoire with patients, sensitivity and perspective, and become more thorough in their diagnosis. More

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