The Art of Medicine
About My Website
I’m having a revamp- please bear with me.
The website is a collection of creative arts resources curated to help clinicians learn, teach and maintain the art of medicine.
Art can be many things- a source of delight, a solace, an inspiration, it can challenge the status quo and be a stimulus for change. It can be used in medical education to broaden perspective, raise awareness of other cultures, explore biases, develop compassion and deepen understanding of what it is to be human. Art can encourage clinicians to stop and think about the person they are caring for and how they care for themselves.
Using arts resources in my GP teaching led me to create and nurture this website of arts resources, done with the aim of inspiring others to use the power of the arts.
Dr Nicola Gill, York, UK
Collections of Resouces
The resources in this section are curated as two collections.
Some pages have been designed to be used as a tutorial or seminar, others are collections of themed art resources for you to dip into. I’ve tried to highlight a key teaching resource on each page.
All genres of art are represented and wherever possible displayed on the pages or are easily available through a link. You will discover contemporary and historical resources created by famous professional artists, clinicians and patients representing many cultures and countries.
Resources for Medical Themes
Resources for Medical Conditions
Using Arts in Medical Education
The practice of medicine can be improved by seeing and understanding the world from different perspectives, not purely the scientific view that forms an essential part of medical training. Exposure to art encourages clinicians to appreciate other perspectives and helps to develop curiosity and creativity and the skills of compassionate care, problem solving, and managing uncertainty.
Starting to use arts resources in your learning and teaching can feel a little daunting, the guides below should help build your confidence
The Power of Art in Education
Tips for using Art in Teaching
Resource Library for Teaching
Courses & Seminars
Please contact me if you would like me to give a talk based on the resources on the website or facilitate an interactive seminar/workshop. I can tailor the content and style of the session to meet your needs and aims. These are examples of previous sessions.