Monday, August 27, 2007

CCAHTE Journal First Interdisciplinary Journal of the Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Accessible Worldwide with DOAJ

CCAHTE Journal business
August 27, 2007

CCAHTE Journal is now among the high quality Open Access journals selected by DOAJ (The Directory of Open Access Journals) for inclusion in their directory. Hosted by LUND University Libraries, the DOAJ listing of quality, peer reviewed journals helps increase the visibility and ease of use of open access journals worldwide. CCAHTE Journal is listed under Medicine (General), Performing Arts, Education, Visual Arts (keywords: interdisciplinary creative arts research, health, training and education).

This is a critical development for CCAHTE offering worldwide access and even further dissemination for CCAHTE researchers/authors and contributors.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

"Integrating the Creative Arts in Healthcare, Drama, Narrative, Collage and Performance Methodologies in Health" October 20, 2007

Register now for this day training intensive sponsored by CCAHTE Journal

See information at the link below about the day training intensive "Integrating the Creative Arts in Healthcare, Drama, Narrative, Collage and Performance Methodologies in Health" , Windermere Manor, London, Ontario, October 20, 2007. There are still openings available in this seminar.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Virginia Commonwealth University Study Finds Drama Helpful in Improving Bedside Manner

Study indicates drama beneficial in teaching empathy techniques to doctors

Doctors taught empathy techniques by theater professors show improved bedside manner, according to a pilot study by a Virginia Commonwealth University research team.

The findings may help in the development of medical curriculum for clinical empathy training. Clinical empathy skills allow doctors to recognize a patient’s emotional status and to respond to the patient’s needs. Patients often identify empathy skills, such as understanding, listening and honesty, as important traits in their primary care physicians.

Results of the VCU study, conducted by faculty members from the departments of Theatre and Internal Medicine, indicate a significant improvement in the clinical empathy skills of internal medicine residents at the VCU Medical Center following six hours of instruction with professors of theater. The study was published in the August issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Medical Humanities, Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog Launched NYU School of Medicine

We're glad here at the CCAHTE Journal BLOG "Crossing Borders" to hear about the new BLOG at NYU. Another important indication that the movement in arts and medicine continues to gain momentum across N.A. and internationally.

New Blog launched in relation to Medical Humanities, Literature, Arts and Medicine Data Base, NYU School of Medicine

Yet another important indication... Movement in Arts and Medicine Continues to Gain Momentum in N.A. and Internationally

the stated purpose (of the NYU blog) is "to promote communication and discussion among scholars, educators, and students working in interdisciplinary fields that utilize humanities, social sciences, and the arts to address current issues in medicine and bioscience . " In addition, the blog has a sidebar listing regional events of interest. Comments on posted commentaries can be submitted directly at the blog site.
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Friday, August 3, 2007

School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Symposium 2007

The School of Public Health, Symposium
University of Alberta
November 15, 16, 2007
The School of Public Health invites you to Symposium 2007, CHARTING A COURSE: Exploring Directions in Public Health on November 15th & 16th at Lister Hall Centre on the University of Alberta campus, Edmonton.
This exciting two-day event will explore the socio-behaviourial contexts that influence public health from the perspectives of research, policy, and practice. For more info see: