Creative Arts

The creative arts can relate to many forms of the arts embodied in action and practice among them (but not restricted to) drama, dance and musical performance, visual arts, writing, publishing, graphic arts, cartooning, film, multi media and design.

In Humane

To be humane is to have or show compassion or benevolence.

Being concerned with the alleviation of suffering.

To interact with care, consideration and respect.


the word medicine is from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

Broadly speaking the practice of medicine is to be

active in the prevention and treatment of illness.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ethnodrama in Health Education, Embodying Lived Experience

"When used in health education an ethnodrama, for example, can raise awareness educating well beyond the podium, conveying lived experience in action with elements visual, emotional, physical and spiritual. In this field process we are told and we tell stories engaging in one of the most primal, meaningful and universal of human connections."
From Introduction to the book "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change," Editor C.L. McLean, Associate Editor, R. Kelly, Detselig Temeron Press, Calgary, 2010. (Photo C. McLean as Dora, "the survivor" from the ethnodrama Remember Me for Birds a performance based on research about aging, mental health and autonomy)