Why Should Art Matter in Medical Education?

July 9, 2015
By Joseph Neighbor

"The term narrative medicine was coined by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and executive director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. A physician and literary scholar, she created a curriculum at Columbia that emphasizes the importance of storytelling and communication in health care and methodologies that use the arts to hone skills of critical thinking and interpretation..." [read more]