Art for Healing

Posted by Harriet Hodgson @harriethodgson1, Oct 26, 2018

Kudos to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for allowing physicians to write prescriptions for free admission to the museum. And kudos to Mayo Clinic for its art program. From the beginning, Mayo Clinic believed that art can uplift patients and foster healing. Whether it’s Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic displays a wide range of artwork for patients. The Rochester site published a brochure for a self-guided tour of artwork. I live in Rochester and every time I’m at Mayo, I take the time to look at the artwork.

Thanks for the like John.

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Thanks for the like Ginger.

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I found this today about how understanding and appreciating art can make medical students become better doctors in how they relate to patients and by fine tuning their observation skills. I love this. It helps them learn empathy and helps prevent physician burnout by finding other view points. As an artist who has an understanding of biological science, it would be really interesting to be able to teach an art class for doctors. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-help-med-students-better-doctors

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@jenniferhunter

I found this today about how understanding and appreciating art can make medical students become better doctors in how they relate to patients and by fine tuning their observation skills. I love this. It helps them learn empathy and helps prevent physician burnout by finding other view points. As an artist who has an understanding of biological science, it would be really interesting to be able to teach an art class for doctors. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-help-med-students-better-doctors

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Thanks for sharing the link Jennifer! I copied and posted to my Facebook feed..have a couple of young doctors who I hope see the post.

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@jenniferhunter

I found this today about how understanding and appreciating art can make medical students become better doctors in how they relate to patients and by fine tuning their observation skills. I love this. It helps them learn empathy and helps prevent physician burnout by finding other view points. As an artist who has an understanding of biological science, it would be really interesting to be able to teach an art class for doctors. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-help-med-students-better-doctors

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Thanks for this enlightening post.

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@johnbishop

Thanks for sharing the link Jennifer! I copied and posted to my Facebook feed..have a couple of young doctors who I hope see the post.

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@johnbishop That's great! I would really love to teach about art to a group of doctors. I kind of feel like a person who can bridge that gap. I almost applied to medical school, but I changed my mind and worked in biological research for awhile instead. I later left the lab and went to art school. I read a lot about medical issues and after asking questions at my mom's appointments, I've had doctors ask me if I work in health care. I was wearing a Mayo shirt at the time and that caught their attention too. I guess I've been using my artist "observation skills" for a long time everywhere which helps me figure out health issues. After seeing your comment, I added this link to my facebook page too.

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@jenniferhunter

I found this today about how understanding and appreciating art can make medical students become better doctors in how they relate to patients and by fine tuning their observation skills. I love this. It helps them learn empathy and helps prevent physician burnout by finding other view points. As an artist who has an understanding of biological science, it would be really interesting to be able to teach an art class for doctors. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-help-med-students-better-doctors

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@jenniferhunter thanks for sharing this link I really enjoyed seeing the art and reading how it can help patients .There so many things that give patients a joy ,we use to do pet therapy and music therapy.My understanding is now there is Drumm ing therapy that is helping.

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@johnbishop

Thanks for sharing the link Jennifer! I copied and posted to my Facebook feed..have a couple of young doctors who I hope see the post.

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@johnbishop and @jenniferhunter

I followed John's lead and posted it on my personal FB page as well. I'm also going to send it to Henry Ford Hospital. They have started a Patient Advisory Board and I go to monthly meetings (the Patient Advisory Board attempts to make the hospital more patient-friendly by getting input from actual patients!). This is such a great idea of treating the whole person, not just the disease/disorder.

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@lioness

@jenniferhunter thanks for sharing this link I really enjoyed seeing the art and reading how it can help patients .There so many things that give patients a joy ,we use to do pet therapy and music therapy.My understanding is now there is Drumm ing therapy that is helping.

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Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@hopeful33250

Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@hopeful33250 It looks like a good way to relieve stress!

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@gingerw

@hopeful33250 It looks like a good way to relieve stress!

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@gingerw yes it is before I left Pa the hospital was starting it for dementia patients as far as I know it is working.

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@hopeful33250

Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@im sure every venue has different ways of drumming Where I live we had someone come up with there drums the leader taught us in the songs he played

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