Painters and patients: how art informs medicine.

Title

Painters and patients: how art informs medicine.

Creator

Wear D

Publisher

Family medicine

Date

1991
1991-10

Description

This essay describes three movements in art–impressionism, cubism, and abstract expressionism–and how artists within each movement differed in their portrayal of reality. With this background, the author proposes that inquiry into the motives and methods of artists within each movement may help in our understanding of how a person experiences, interprets, and portrays reality. This, in turn, may translate into a recognition of the multiplicity of perspectives and the uniqueness of each patient's lived experience of his or her illness and that the doctor's vantage point on reality may not mesh with that of the patient.

Subject

Humans; Physician-Patient Relations; Motivation; Attitude of Health Personnel; Education; *Perception; Sick Role; Attitude to Health; *Art; Medicine in the Arts; Physicians/psychology; Medical; Undergraduate/*methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

531–533

Issue

7

Volume

23

Citation

Wear D, “Painters and patients: how art informs medicine.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5698.

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