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WELCOME to the home of Dalhousie’s Humanities-HEALS Program, representing Healing & Education through the Arts & Life-Skills. Our core sections include:

  • Visual Arts (drawing, sculpture, pottery, painting, film)
  • Performing Arts (music, theatre, dance)
  • Creative Writing (narrative reflections, story-telling, poetry, and literature)
  • History of Medicine
  • Life-Skills (reflective practice and aspects of self-care)

We link with Spirituality and Bioethics through resources and experts in these areas. We support the use of the arts to enhance learning and as a way to relax, reflect, rejuvenate.

For a taste test of this wonderful program, go to: the HEALS section

Check out our events in each of these areas (see below for a quick summary of upcoming event).  Our special projecst appear in many areas (for our Mandala and Caduceus projects, please see the Visual Arts page).

We are very interested in ways we can connect with you and others within our health-related and rich artistic communities. Please come join us and share your ideas to make this terrific program even better.



UPCOMING EVENTS:

FOR DETAILS (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE

Talk by Dr. Vincent Lam: Sept. 20, 2014

 

Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine monthly meeting: Oct. 6, 2014

 

Department of Psychiatry Writing Contest Submission Deadline:  Oct. 13, 2014 (see CREATIVE WRITING webpage)

 

TJ Murray Visiting Scholar in the Humanities:  Jan. 14-16, 2015

 

William B. Bean Student Research Award deadline:  March 1, 2015 (see AWARDS webpage)

 


VIDEOS:

 

Heartline/Bloodline

Medical students wrote about blood from both a medical and  a personal perspective. These were then translated into movement with the help of our 2010-2011 Artist-in-Residence Don Rieder.

Approximatey 11.57 minutes

 

Liens de Coeur/Liens de Sang

This is the French version of Heartline/Bloodline (above).

Approximately 12.13 minutes

 

Teaching Medical Students to Weave

Anke Fox, Artist in Residence, teaches medical students how to weave as part of the Humanities-HEALS program.  She hopes to hone their sense of touch which they can related to "human touch" in their medical practice.

Fall, 2013

Approximately 1.08 minutes

 

Empathy, Shmempathy: How Health Care Lost Its Empathy and How It Can Get It Back
by Dr. Brian Goldman (Feb. 21, 2013)
Approximately 68 minutes

History of Medicine in 100 Great Works of Art
by Dr. Jock Murray (Feb. 21, 2013)
Approximately 82 minutes

Famous Physicals - An Augenblick Diagnosis; and discussion on Integrating Arts and Humanities into Medical Education
by Dr. Salvator Mangione (James W Reid Visiting Speaker in the Humanities, for Dalhousie University’s Humanities-HEALS Program)
(April 2, 2013)
Approximately 75 minutes

Empathy in Medical Education
by Dr. Salvator Mangione (James W Reid Visiting Speaker in the Humanities, for Dalhousie University’s Humanities-HEALS Program)
(April 3, 2013)
Approximately 84 minutes

A Tale of Two Brains or How to Rekindle the Artist in You
by Dr. Salvator Mangione (James W Reid Visiting Speaker in the Humanities, for Dalhousie University’s Humanities-HEALS Program)
(April 3, 2013)
Approximately 85 minutes

 

 
   
 
 
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