Elise Detterbeck, a Museum Educator at the Gibbes Museum of Art, works with students & adults of all ages, in both the museum & in class rooms. Trained in the Visual Teaching Strategy method for art observation, her goal is to guide people through a conversation, aimed at self-discovery. The MUSC “Eye Spy” program for physical therapy students reinforced her belief that looking at art, & responding to it, is a reliable & engaging tool to train healthcare students to look deeper at their patients, for more empathy & better diagnoses. The students responded enthusiastically to their new observation skills & understood how they could connect working with pieces of art to their approach to caring for patients.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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