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.
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.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Harvard survey arts and humanities in medicine
"Arts& Humanities at Harvard Medical School aims to promote the role of the humanities in medical education, clinical care and research. A recent survey of the Harvard Medical School Community assessed the level of interest in the role of art, literature, music and theatre in medical education and patient care.
After obtaining IRB approval, the survey was sent out to 13,512 faculty, trainees and students. Preliminary student responses were presented at the Harvard Academy Medical Education Day and showed that 72 percent of students who responded participate in the arts and 69 percent would support a formal program to integrate the arts into the medical school curriculum."
From the article Finding the Art in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Feb. 22, 2013