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.
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.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
reading and writing poetry,
I learned to listen to my body, heart, mind, spirit and imagination in a holistic honouring of health consciousness.”
From IJCAIP archive: CCAHTE Journal 6, The Extraordinary Ordinary
photo C. McLean
"When used in health education an ethnodrama, for example, can raise awareness educating well beyond the podium, conveying lived experience in action with elements visual, emotional, physical and spiritual. In this field process we are told and we tell stories engaging in one of the most primal, meaningful and universal of human connections."
From Introduction to the book "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change," Editor C.L. McLean, Associate Editor, R. Kelly, Detselig Temeron Press, Calgary, 2010. (Photo C. McLean as Dora, "the survivor" from the ethnodrama Remember Me for Birds a performance based on research about aging, mental health and autonomy)
“ART and the approach to life through
art using it as a vehicle for education and
even for doing science is so vital that it is part
of a great new revolution that is taking
Thursday, August 23, 2012
More about this research at
For Immediate Release
August 15, 2012
A groundbreaking new book in the burgeoning international field of arts and health has garnered support from two respected leaders in the Canadian publishing industry. The book, a project of The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice is currently in process, and is titled “Creative Arts in Humane Medicine” and will be released in 2013. This is the third academic text book to be edited by The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP Publisher and Executive Editor, Cheryl L. M cLean.
“Creative Arts in H umane Medicine” will be published by Brush Education Limited of Calgary, Alberta, operated by partners Glenn Rollans and Fraser Seely.
Rollans has been in publishing for more than 30 years. A leader in the publishing industry, Glenn has been the co-principal of Duval House Publishing/Les Éditions Duval (later acquired by Nelson Education), the director of the University of Alberta Press and the editor-in-chief of Lone Pine Publishing. From 1996-2000 Glenn was the co-director of the Business of Publishing program at the University of Chicago.
Publishers expect the book, which will be available in both hard copy and ebook formats, will be a valuable study resource in medical education.
After the successful release of two books in the CAIP Research Series featuring the creative arts and research, "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice", and "Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change" published by Detselig Temeron Press, Editor, McLean sees the new book serving a critical need bringing arts approaches to medical education.
“The arts are alive and thriving in medical education today with the world’s leading medical schools offering progressive programming at the intersections between the arts and health. “Creative Arts in Humane Medicine” will serve a critical need for resources and feature methods that value humanism and qualities of human caring such communication, mutual respect, empathic practices and emotional and patient centered connections between physicians and other healthcare providers and their patients while fostering arts influenced approaches that can open the way for humane medicine in education and practice.”
More info can be found at the book blog, Creative Arts in Humane Medicine