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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Digital Stories in Teaching Ethics and Law to Health Professionals

Book  Profiles Series: from Creative Arts in Humane Medicine book

Dr. Louise Terry, PhD PGCHE LLB (Hons) FIBMS

"I believe that in order to practice humane medicine, we need to rediscover our sense of ourselves and our patients as people of differing professions, education or none; differing beliefs, values and politics; differing colours and ethnicities; wives, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, imperfect, struggling to do our best, or merely just survive, within an imperfect and often unjust world.  We need to understand how, and how well, we connect and interact with each other and to this end I believe that the praxis of care can be reframed through honest reflection.  The foundations of humane medicine are reflective, reflexive practitioners. "
"....Visual and audio technology can help bring stories, actions, omissions, aspirations and values to life and allow a permanent record of the story to be kept for future use."

Dr Louise Terry PhD PGCHE LLB (Hons) FIBMS is a healthcare professional (biomedical scientist) of over thirty years standing with a law degree and doctorate in medical law and ethics. Her thesis Saying No: Withholding and Withdrawing Medical Treatment explored how consultant doctors made decisions. She is a member of the Clinical Ethics Committee at St Christopher’s Hospice (founded by Dame Cicely Saunders). She has taught ethics and law to undergraduate and post-graduate health and social care students at London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom, since 1998.