“By looking closely at works of art that portray empathy in human interaction, caregivers can discover their common humanity with patients. Caregivers can also hone observation skills that help paint a portrait of a patient as a person and not a collection of symptoms, lab tests, and scans. Through presence at the patient’s side, unmediated by technology, a caregiver can make the patient feel cared for in addition to being treated.” ~ Dr. Fred J. Schiffman

Artful Medicine: Art’s Power to Enrich Patient Care (2017) is an edX tuition-free course designed by Dr. Fred J. Schiffman at Brown University’s Warren Alpert School of Medicine. The course is archived so you can enrol at any time and complete the course at your own pace.

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