Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Ferrara V1*, Cannata V2 and Viola FJJ3
1Department of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
2Department of Arts, National University of Tucuman, Argentina
3Medical Humanities Laboratory, National University of Tucuman, Argentina
*Correspondance to: Vincenza FerraraFulltext PDF
The art, within the Medical Humanities, develops skills in health, medical training and Burnout prevention. La Sapienza University (Rome), since 2016, applied the method of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in students of Medicine and Nursing. This work presents the experience of the use of VTS at the National University of Tucumán and this is based on the Italian experience. The method was applied at volunteer medical students. Previously selected works of art and others proposed by the students were used, which served as tools to address the ability to express themselves, problems of tolerance to ambiguity, the improvement of teamwork and empathy. Before and after the workshop, self-assessment questionnaires on perception, participation, expression and group work skills were administered. In line with what is shown in the literature regarding the subject, students find this technique to have a great educational impact, emphasizing that it improves the studentteacher relationship, they perceive it as an effective method for the development of clinical skills. In addition, they do not feel it as a greater academic load. Given this, it is imposed as a pedagogical suggestion to be incorporated into the curriculum.
Skills; Visual art; Visual Thinking Strategies; Medical Education
Ferrara V, Cannata V, Viola FJJ. Art for the Development of Skills and Promotion of Well-Being - Experience on the Use of Art in Medical Students, in Tucuman, Argentina. Clin Case Rep Int. 2023; 7: 1468.