The Use of Visual Arts as a Window to Diagnosing Medical Pathologies

Katrina A. Bramstedt

November 28, 2020

Clinical observation is a key skill for diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment. Research shows that using the visual arts such as paintings & film for training improves not only observation skills but also teamwork, listening skills, reflective & analytical thinking.
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