“Good medicine is about more than a set of technical decisions or interventions involving drugs, operations and tests. It demands identification with another’s suffering, moral deliberation, wisdom and insight.
The arts can illuminate this view of medicine. But it is not enough to expose doctors training in medical schools to the humanities, and there’s more to it than the idea of empathy being “stewarded” by the arts.”
Featured image by Emma Collins exhibited at the Medicine Unboxed 2013 conference. Copyright: Emma Collins
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