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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Contributors Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, from Canada, U.S., U.K., Australia

 Upper photo "Peace of Heart" by Cyrus McEachern, from 2009 Heartfelt Images, Faculty of Medicine, UBC    Cover design:  Carol Dragich

We are pleased to introduce to you a (partial)  list of contributors to the book Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Brush Education (2013) what follows are very brief descriptions:

Andre Smith
Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria and a Research Affiliate with its Centre on Aging. He has research interests in the areas of aging, ethnicity, and mental health. 

Aliye Runyan M.D.

Education and Research Fellow, American Medical Student Association AMSA is the founder, and director from 2008-2011, of the AMSA Medical Humanities Scholars'Program. 

Peter Kirk

Dr. Kirk is a Palliative Care physician who researches communication in palliative care. Dr. Kirk currently is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.


Craig Chen M.D.

is an anesthesiology resident at Stanford University Medical Center.


Mina Borromeo, Associate Professor and a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry (SND) and Convener of SND at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.  


Neville Chiavaroli

Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne.


Alim Nagji M.D.

resident in Family Medicine at The University of Alberta ...he has created a complementary communication course for first and second year medical students entitled Performative Reflection  


Maura McIntyre
SSHRC post doctoral fellow at The Centre for Arts Informed Research in the Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) University of Toronto. The substantive focus of her research is Alzheimer's Disease, specifically the psychosocial dimensions of care and caregiving, and the contexts in which lives with dementia are lived.


Rachael Allen

currently artist in residence at three University anatomy labs in the North East of England (Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham)


Amy Clements-Cortes

currently President, Canadian Association for Music Therapy, an academic advisor and sessional instructor of music therapy, University of Windsor; contract academic staff and clinical supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; and Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor at Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Canada.


Diane Kaufman M.D.

founder, Creative Arts Healthcare – The University Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, a Child Psychiatrist, and the Senior Psychiatrist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School


Michiko Maruyama

currently a medical student at the University of British Columbia Northern Medical Program.


Jasna Schwind

Associate Professor in the Daphne Cockwell
School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto


John J. Guiney Yallop

Assistant Professor, School of Education at Acadia
University. His research includes poetic inquiry, narrative inquiry, autoethnography, and
performative social science.  


Catherine L. Mah M.D.

is a Scientist at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Assistant Professor,  Division of Public Health Policy,  Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

 Louise Younie

Dr. Younie is a General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Barts and The London
School of Medicine and Dentistry UK


Carol Conde/Karl Beveridge

Professional contemporary Canadian artists living and working in Toronto.


Bandy Lee MD

is a violence studies specialist. She is currently Assistant Clinical
Professor, Law and Psychiatry Division, Yale University and teaches students
representing prisoners and asylum seekers through Yale Law School. 

Louise Terry

is a healthcare professional (biomedical scientist) with a law degree and doctorate in medical law and ethics.  She has taught ethics and law to undergraduate and post graduate health and social care students at London South Bank University, London, U.K. since 1998.

 Carol Ann Courneya
Associate Professor Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia

Cheryl L. McLean

Publisher, International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice,
Editor, Creative Arts in Humane Medicine (Brush Education 2013), Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change, Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change, 2010, 11, Detselig Temeron Press.

This new book will also be available hard copy and as an ebook  and for sale from  the Brush Education website  when it is released later in 2013.this link will take you to the Brush Education website and one of our previous books.