How Fine Art Can Help Doctors See Past Their Clinical Biases

Xenia Shih Bion

November 24, 2020

Most didactic examples of disease are based on White male bodies, rather than how diseases are expressed across genders & ethnicities. Visual arts training has been shown to reduce bias & improve medical skills central to diagnostic accuracy. #RelationalSpace #Science #Art #Medical #Bias

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