March 28, 2014, Cheryl L. McLean
There are many illustrative examples of the arts in research and in medicine in the book "Creative Arts in Humane Medicine" . Among the topics, teaching empathy through role play and fabric art, visual arts in dental education, drama for patient communication, reader's theatre and sharing experiences of caregiving, music for practitioner self care and narrative as a reflective process in the illness experience among others.
Cheryl McLean is an educator, publisher, author and speaker. Editor, Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, published by Brush Education (dist. University of Toronto Press) and
the books Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change, Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change.