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Art+Medicine Collaborative Practice

Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer

Pamela Brett-MacLean & Lianne McTavish, Editors

Art, Canadian Studies

Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9781772124156
Pages: 96 Size: 9x9
Illustrations: 36 color photographs

In its fusion of essays and artwork, Art+Medicine Collaborative Practice helps readers understand the lived realities of individuals with head and neck cancer. Featuring compelling original art from Ingrid Bachmann, Sean Caulfield, Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Heather Huston, and Brad Necyk, this collaborative interdisciplinary exploration draws together the voices of patients, health care practitioners, and researchers with artists’ empathic visualizations to offer a more holistic—more human—understanding of cancer treatment and its aftermath. Art+Medicine Collaborative Practice is an important book for scholars, practitioners, and students in health professions and medical humanities, as well as artists, arts-based researchers, and those interested in the areas of health and visual communication and knowledge translation.

Pamela Brett-MacLean is Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Director of the Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine program in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Lianne McTavish is Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. She specializes in early modern visual culture, critical museum theory, and the history of the body.