Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Doctors who dig art do better?
Yes, they do! An experimental course out of Harvard and a similar class being taught out of McMaster's is having impressive results in developing future doctor's observational skills, awareness of their own biases and being more emotionally attuned to their patients which, in turn, results in more accurate diagnosis.
The humanities has much to teach science, and science is really just beginning to get that. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Featured_Videos/1555003082/ID=1703826143
Thanks to the CBC for this report.