General

What Doctors Can Learn From Looking at Art

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22 Dec 2016 - General
 

Here is the article for your perusal: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/well/live/what-doctors-can-learn-from-looking-at-art.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

In the article, they mentioned how students are able to find words for things they see on pictures which they previously were not able too. Students are also able to spot the anomalies more easily than their counterparts who do not appreciate art. In addition, students were also better able to read the expressions on patients faces, which often are indecipherable. Most importantly, I feel that the greatest takeaway was where they were able to observe the surroundings of a ward and make judgements based on the environment before even assessing the patient.