Call For Papers - Creating Space IX!

Just in time for October - the English call for papers for Creating Space IX is now available! The French version will be available in the coming days. All information is available through this website under the Creating Space tab. Looking forward to seeing you on 12 and 13 April 2019 in Hamilton; full conference details to come soon!

Fresh off the CMAJ Presses!

ENCOUNTERS: Selected CMAJ Narratives

 

EDITED BY BARBARA SIBBALD, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, HUMANITIES

207 PAGES, FULL COLOUR

PAPERBACK $49.99 (PLUS TAX) | DIGITAL $9.99 (PLUS TAX)ONLINE

IT'S NOW AVAILABLE in digital or print !

  • Peer-reviewed narratives in health humanities culled from nearly 20 years of Humanities published in CMAJ
  • Includes “A brief guide to close reading” by Dr. Allan Peterkin, Director of the Health Arts and Humanities Program, University of Toronto
  • Organized by topic such as Empathy and On Being a Patient
  • Some 100 Canadian authors including Dr. David Goldbloom, Dr. Monica Kidd, Dr. Shane Neilson and others
  • Canadian topics such as health in the North and medical assistance in dying
  • Fuel for discussion for learners and physicians

In-Person and Online voting for Executive Committee Positions

Canadian Association for Health Humanities

In-Person and Online voting for Executive Committee Positions

Elections for the new Executive Committee of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities will be confirmed during the upcoming inaugural special meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 5:15 – 6:00 pm EST at the Creating Space meeting in Halifax.  If you are attending Creating Space, please join us for this very special meeting!

If you are unable to attend the Creating Space meeting, but have been a paid registrant at a previous Creating Space meeting(s), you are Eligible to Vote Online!

To vote online, please click here!

As a check, you will be asked to provide the name of the city and year of at least one Creating Space meeting you have attended (but no other identifying information). Online voting ends on Friday, April 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

CAHH Executive Committee Nominees

Inaugural meeting and elections of the executive committee of the

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH HUMANITIES (CAHH)/ L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES EN SANTE (ACSHS)

Will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia - April 27, 2018; 5:15 - 6:00 pm

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CAHH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOMINEES:

PRESIDENT: ACCLAIMED - pending motion at the Special Inaugural Meeting of CAHH/ ACSHS on April 27th

Tom Rosenal, MD - University of Calgary; Co-Chair Health Humanities Committee
I see great opportunities for the development of our discipline that could lead to ever more interesting contributions to the collection of fields that we are heir to. My optimism arises from having known a number of health humanities colleagues involved in Creating Space and others from various countries and disciplines. Known them as people and by the work they do. I must admit to being a “true believer.” That is, health care needs help and I am confident that we can make an Important contribution to that change and the relevance of the humanities and social sciences. But I am enough of a realist to know that we may err, disagree disagreeably, and take bloody forever to reach some of our most cherished goals. I am also comfortable with ambiguity and mystery in spite of — or perhaps because of — my background in formal linguistics. I am up to working on the needs faced by a new organization. I have an intensivist’s comfort dealing with lines whether found in patient’s stories or inserted into their central veins or weaving together a team. For the past decade, I have had health humanities as my primary professional focus, helping to build a multidisciplinary group at the University of Calgary made up of colleagues and students who have challenged and stretched my thinking. I have been co-chair of the Calgary Health Humanities Committee reporting to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education for 6 years. I co-chaired the 2012 Creating Space in Banff. Since then, attending the Creating Space conferences has become a favourite activity of mine. I am an associate professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine and have been subspecialty training program director. I have published in the areas of health humanities, clinical informatics and critical care. I will commit to hear you, our membership, pay attention and work towards those aims we develop as an association and in collaboration with other willing health humanities associations.

 

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES (FIVE NOMINEES)

Sarah de Leeuw, PhD - University of Northern British Columbia; Director, Health Arts Research Centre
First, please excuse my absence at the 2018 Creating Space gathering. I was recently in a bad cycling accident that left me without a left elbow! I am quickly recovering, however, and would be happy to help with this amazing new initiative. As a health-humanities scholar working in a faculty of medicine, and as an award-winning poet and literary non-fiction author, I am especially keen to ensure the CAHH Executive Committee commits to diversity and social accountability in all projects and future directions. I would bring more than two decades of community-informed research, pedagogy, and governance expertise to a role with the CAHH Executive Committee, including: experience as the president or vice-president of more than 10 not-for-profit, arts, health, and cultural organizations and boards; active participation in organizing past Creating Space meetings; linkages with national and international humanities-informed institutes and editorial boards; authorship on more than 150 publications across multiple genres and disciplines, including health and medical humanities; and, an abiding commitment both to Northern and Indigenous geographies, and to the humanities in the service of addressing health inequities.

 

Hartley Jafine, MA - McMaster University; Facilitator, Department of Family Medicine

As a theatre artist and educator, I have spent over a decade working in the health humanities. The position of Vice-President calls upon my educational background, and current research and teaching. My experience is an excellent fit for the position and I would be honoured to represent the CAHH in this role. My teaching and research focuses on applied drama and improv, specifically within the field of health sciences. At McMaster University, I teach theatre and arts-based courses within undergraduate health science education (Bachelor of Health Sciences program) and hold a lectureship in the Department of Family Medicine. At Baycrest Health Sciences, as an arts educator, I use theatre to train health teams and enhance interprofessional competencies. With the support the University of Toronto Medical Humanities and Sunnybrook Education Grant, I am also collaborating with physicians at Sunnybrook Hospital, piloting a medical improv curriculum for the family medicine residency program. Additionally, my work explores how the arts can be used as a methodology to disseminate health research. I have devised several productions with the Program for Interprofessional Education at McMaster and have been involved in research-based (verbatim) theatre productions, including one on mental health in medicine. I have previously attended and presented at four Creating Space conferences and will be on the organizing committee for Creating Space 2019. The CAHH will be a space to connect and celebrate the health humanities, about which I hope to further strengthen and deepen the conversation in our country. Bringing the perspective of a theatre artist, I want to introduce the field to those beyond the walls of education/academia, engage creatively with the public, and promote the necessity of health humanities within all health care spaces.

 

Monica Kidd, MD - University of Calgary; Co-chair, Health Humanities Committee

I co-authored a paper more than 10 years ago that surveyed the medical humanities curricula in Canadian medical schools. I was a medical student at the time and was highly biased in that I wanted to see more of it taught in medical schools! Nothing has changed in my perspective now that I'm a grown-up doctor and am involved in teaching. Recently, having revisited the question of humanities curricula in medical schools, I have been reminded that physicians with a humanities bent need each other, and they need professionals and scholars from other disciplines to help them puzzle through the problems that ignite us as narrative-minded people. I think we need an organization like this, and therefore I feel I should step up to help. Before I went to medical school in my 30s, I was a journalist for CBC Radio, and have published 7 books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as dozens of academic papers on fields ranging from natural history and evolutionary genetics through global and child and maternal health through medical humanities.

 

Shane Neilson, MD - University of Guelph; Family Physician
I am a PhD candidate in the English and Cultural Studies Department at McMaster University where I research the representations of pain in Canadian literature. This research is funded by a Vanier Graduate Scholarship. I also work as a family physician at the University of Guelph and I work in the community as a (clinical) adjunct professor of medicine using the Waterloo campus as a base. I have published several books of poems, a book of short fiction, and two memoirs with Canadian presses. This year, a new book of poems is forthcoming with Biblioasis as well as a book of criticism from PQL on the English language poetry of the Maritime region. In 2019, I will publish a memoir about the concurrent illnesses of my children with Eyewear Press in the UK. I have extensive experience with organization management, currently serving as an editor with Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine, Frog Hollow Press, and Anstruther Press. I have several years of successful grant application experience. What I bring to an organizational structure is Humanities scholarly capacity along with a practicing physician identity and extensive experience in Canadian publishing. I also have a lot of energy and want to build humanities infrastructure in Canada, and am actively engaged in that activity in Waterloo and in organizing Creating Space 2019.

 

Andrea Zumrova, MD - University of Ottawa;  Resident (YR1), Department of Family Medicine
I have been an advocate for the presence of humanities in medicine since the beginning of medical school. Participating in the Canadian Association of Health Humanities is a national way to expand my advocacy for the humanities. I started out leading the Arts in Medicine Interest Group at the University of Ottawa where we pushed for the arts as a method to improve medical student wellness and process complex human experiences. In the year that I was involved with the Arts in Medicine, we tripled the number of events that students had access to and managed to expand beyond the walls of our medical school and showcase student art in the community. We presented some of our findings at the Creating Spaces Symposium and won the first-place prize poster. After this, I expanded my leadership skills by becoming an editor for Murmurs Magazine, yet another avenue for medical students and residents to explore their emotions through art. For this publication we overcame cross-cultural boundaries and collaborated with a medical school in China to get more diverse experiences. Once again, these findings were presented at the Creating Spaces Symposium and published in medical magazines in an attempt to raise awareness about the magazine. With my experiences in leadership thus far, I have gained skills in promoting the humanities as a source of wellness and the managerial tasks that are involved in coordinating humanities projects. I hope to bring these skills to the CAHH executive committee and spread the importance about humanities on a national scale.


TREASURER CANDIDATES (TWO NOMINEES)

Ayelet Kuper, MD DPhil - University of Toronto, Scientist & Associate Director (Faculty Affairs), Wilson Centre for Research in Education
The development of CAHH is an exciting opportunity to create a formal community — including social sciences and humanities (SSH) scholars and practitioners, health care practitioners and educators who engage with SSH, and people with lived experience of health/illness/healthcare as patients and caregivers — that can work together to advance the health humanities nationally and in many different local contexts. I want to help grow that community through my professional and academic networks, organizational skills, and enthusiasm and dedication. As an MD with a DPhil in modern languages and literatures, I have both studied and practiced the intertwining of SSH with health and health professions education for many years. I first joined CAME’s "Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine Educational Interest Group" in 2009; I have attended every Creating Space except 2014 (maternity leave) and presented at many of them. I was part of the group that created the University of Toronto humanities companion curriculum and am involved in multiple initiatives to bring ways of knowing derived from SSH into health professions curricula (some funded by AMS Healthcare, which is funding the CAHH). I have authored many publications and given many talks in this area, including an upcoming keynote at this year's Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference. I also teach SSH concepts to all levels of medical trainees and practitioners, including through interaction with texts. In terms of conference organization, I am the Network Lead for Research Papers at the AMEE Conference. In that role I organize the three-stage review process for ~250 abstract submissions in the highly competitive research paper stream and group the ~45 accepted abstracts into coherent sessions. I have been part of the conference organizing committee for a series of Toronto Health History conferences since 2011. I am also comfortable organizing events and managing budgets!, as required.

 

Andrea Zumrova, MD - University of Ottawa; Family Medicine Resident (YR1)

(Andrea is also running for Vice President; pleased see her statement under that role)

 

SECRETARY/COMMUNICATIONS CANDIDATES (FOUR NOMINEES)

Sarah de Leeuw, PhD - University of Northern British Columbia; Director, Health Arts Research Centre
(Sarah is also running for Vice President; see her statement under that role)

 

Hartley Jafine, MA - McMaster University; Facilitator, Department of Family Medicine

(Hartley is also running for Vice President; see his statement under that role)

 

Jan Marta, MD – University of Toronto, Interdisciplinary Researcher

Jan Marta holds a French doctorate in Comparative Literature (English, French, and Spanish), an MD (Specialization in Psychiatry), and a Fellowship in Bioethics and Psychiatry. Her academic work (research, teaching, administration) has focussed on interdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches to topics related to culturally sensitive and ethical health care. She chaired the Cross-Cultural Psychiatry Interest Group at the University of Toronto, an inter-professional group comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and frontline counsellors which met on topics of immediate clinical interest in caring for immigrants, refugees, victims of torture, and Indigenous communities. She also founded and chaired a small inter-professional Spanish-language research group on ethical health care practices in Spain and Latin America. She was an active member of the Society for Health and Human Values (which has since formed part of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities), and has published on health humanities in Literature and Medicine, Theoretical Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Bioethics. She has also published in English, French, and Spanish in peer-reviewed journals on more foundational topics related to health humanities, like the nature of the human subject, and the relationships among narrative, metaphor, and health care theory and practice. She would particularly like to contribute to expanding the English-French bilingual nature of the CAHH, encouraging active French-language involvement in the association, and in the Creating Space conferences. Her own contributions to the last two conferences (Winnipeg 2017 and Halifax 2018) have been in English and in French, on using literature to teach health care, (critical thinking, the mind-body relationship), and expanding the literature and medicine canon to include Québécois and Acadian literature. Inspired by her experience at the Winnipeg conference, she would also like to continue outreach to Indigenous communities to bring their knowledge and perspectives into the CAHH.

 

Brett Schrewe MD PhD (C) - University of British Columbia; Consultant General Pediatrician

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Canadian health humanities community, to say the least! As one of the co-organizers of Creating Space V in Vancouver and as a regular attendee, I have had the opportunity to meet many people in our ever-growing community over the past several years. For those I have not, a little about my background, which sits at the intersection of two worlds. On the clinical side, I am a consultant general pediatrician at UBC, based in Victoria, who also works regularly in Yukon and northern Manitoba. On the academic side, I am a qualitative researcher with a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies and a clinical educator fellowship with expertise in using historical and discursive approaches as lenses upon health professions education. In addition, I am currently a 2017 Trudeau Scholar and second-year UBC PhD student in the department of educational studies, using genealogy to examine the concept of medical citizenship as a basis for re-thinking health professions education, with the goal of realizing the full potential inherent in the Canada Health Act and bringing about greater health equity in Canada. It would be a privilege to serve our community at this time of transition and at a time when a tolerance for ambiguity, strengthening of plurality, and emphasis upon dialogue has never been more important. Over the next two years, I look forward to helping build a vibrant national organization that reflects our bilingual and multicultural traditions, places primacy upon our country’s Indigenous foundations and works to realize the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, builds sustainable connections with international partners, and advocates for the training and formation of healthcare professionals able to harmonize their expertise to meet the diverse needs of the patients, communities, and society they serve.

CAHH Nominations Now Open!

Seeking Executive Committee nominations for the new Canadian Association for Health Humanities

The Canadian Association for Health Humanities (CAHH.ca), which will be launched at the Creating Spaces Conference in Halifax, April 27-28, 2018, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Executive Committee. Positions include President, Vice President/President-elect, Treasurer, and Secretary/Communications.

This dynamic executive committee will create policies and direction to foster the growth and development of our new national, health humanities organization. A lot has already been accomplished thanks to the diligent work of our colleagues, students and friends. Over 1000 people have attended our annual Creating Space conference since its inception eight years ago. We have funding for three years from Associated Medical Services, which is being used in part for start-up costs, including administrative support. The CAHH website is also operating and a conditional constitution has been posted for members’ review.

Fulfilling the duties of CAHH Executive Committee members will require an estimated five to ten hours per month. Committee members must also attend the CAHH Annual General Meeting during Creating Space, and assist in curating and promoting this conference. The term is three years. For additional details see the position outlines below.

You are eligible to run for the committee if you have registered for at least one of the eight previous Creating Space conferences or are enrolled for the 2018 conference, and if you emphasize the health humanities in your clinical, academic or creative/artistic work. You do not have to attend this year’s Creating Spaces Conference to run for a position. We encourage senior trainees (residents, doctoral students, post-docs) to run for office.

Completed applications must be received by April 25, noon EST.

To put your name forth as a candidate, kindly complete the following form: click here. You will be asked to provide a brief statement of interest and qualifications, to disclose any potential conflict of interest and to identify a “seconder” who supports your nomination. This information will be shared with Creating Space attendees, who comprise the eligible voters this year.

Voting will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Members and candidates will be informed of the results by April 28, 2018.

Thank you for your support.

CAHH Nominating Committee
Pamela Brett-Maclean PhD
Barbara Sibbald BJ
Allan Peterkin MD

Available Executive Committee Positions

  • President: assisted by the vice-president and other members of the executive committee, responsibilities include identifying strategic priorities, creating meeting agendas, chairing meetings, appointing committees, representing the association in public and official functions, ensuring the executive committee fulfills its responsibilities, communicating quarterly with members, helping to identify and support the organizers of Creating Space, and setting an example of scholarship, character and service.
  • Vice-President (President-elect): responsibilities include assisting the president in all of her/his duties, performing duties delegated by the president, and setting an example of scholarship, character and service.
  • Treasurer: responsibilities include administering the finances of the association including maintaining complete financial records of all income and expenditures, collecting dues and sending reminders, purchasing items or supplies, recruiting potential donors, presenting an annual financial report, and setting an example of scholarship, character and service.
  • Secretary/Communications: assisted by the CAHH administrator and webmaster, responsibilities include taking and disseminating minutes, maintaining the membership list, answering inquiries, monitoring updates to the website, assisting the president communicate with members, seeking candidates for vacant positions, liaising with ARS MEDICA, the official CAHH journal, and setting an example of scholarship, character and service.)

Note: A governing council will be set up after the executive is in place.

The CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH HUMANITIES (cahh.ca) is a learned society based in Canada promoting the development of the medical/health humanities through: an annual conference, council meetings, regional meetings, an associated biannual journal (ARS MEDICA) and a website (cahh.ca). The CAHH promotes understandings of both the human condition and practices of patient care through critical dialogue between medicine/ healthcare across disciplines and the arts/ humanities. It aims to add significant humanistic value to the interdisciplinary cultures of the medical/ health humanities locally, nationally and internationally.

Call for Papers: Creating Space VIII

Creating Space VIII: April 27-28, 2018, Halifax, NS

Theme: Fostering Critical Thinking through the Arts and Humanities 

Subthemes:

  • Teaching and Education
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Engaging Community

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Alan Bleakley:

Title: Critical thinking in a ‘post-truth’ era: medicine’s dilemma

Dr. Pat Croskerry:

Title: Teaching the scarecrow: Critical thinking to improve clinical decision making

Dr. Jock Murray:

Title:  Integrating the Humanities at Dalhousie University: A longstanding Debate

Rationale/Background

Creating Space (CS) is an annual meeting exploring the evolving use of arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) in healthcare education and clinical care. Over the last seven years, CS has become an annual summit where scholars, artists and practitioners gather to discuss how to cultivate the best and most humanistic characteristics of health care professionals.  There has been increasing emphasis on the importance of critical thinking in patient care and the significant number of medical errors that occur through errors in health professionals thinking.  This meeting will focus on how the the Arts and Humanities can be used to foster critical thinking and provide opportunities for reflection and a willingness to challenge one anothers thinking.

Instructional Methods

The conference includes individuals from a variety of disciplines. This two day conference will include three keynote addresses, short papers, panel discussions, poster sessions, pecha kucha, workshops and performances. There will be opportunities to network with likeminded colleagues.

Target Audience

CSVIII seeks to include scholars, educators, artists and practitioners from multiple disciplines whose work involves in the intersection of the AHSS disciplines and health professions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define what critical thinking in the health professions and humanities means.
  2. Describe the impact of cognitive bias on patient care.
  3. Provide examples of how the arts and humanities can foster critical thinking and positively impact patient care.

Types of proposals: Recognizing the emerging role of AHSS approaches and interdisciplinary scholarship,Creating Space VIII offers authors the opportunity to display creatively their research and educational achievements, experiences and thoughts. Abstracts may be presented in the form of:

  • Research presentation: 15 minutes (10 mins plus 5 mins for questions)
  • Novel humanities educational experiences:  15 minutes (10 mins plus 5 mins for questions)
  • Panel presentation: 60 minutes
  • Limited Group Workshop: 90 minutes (maximum of 25% didactic teaching).
  • Pecha Kucha: 20 slides with 20 seconds each slide
  • Performance: 30 minutes
  • Poster presentation

Proposal Guidelines: Please use the Creating Spaces VIII Abstract Submission Form to submit your abstract.

Deadline for submission : Proposals are due no later than midnight Atlantic Time January 15th, 2018.

To Submit a Proposal : All proposals must be submitted to the following address: cpd@dal.ca

*Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed in late February, 2018.

PLEASE VISIT WWW.CAHH.CA, the new website for the Canadian Association For Health Humanities and attend the business meeting in Halifax to elect officers for our new association !

Dalhousie Student Writing Contest 2018

Canadian medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry, or short fiction that explore the intersection of mental health and the humanities to the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Competition. Each year, one entry in each category (medical student, postgraduate trainee) will be selected to receive a $100 cash prize. Winning entries will be published in the Department of Psychiatry newsletter, Headlines <http://psychiatry.medicine.dal.ca/newspubs/headlines.htm>, and on the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry website.

Who is eligible? Medical students, residents and fellows at Canadian medical schools.

Maximum word count: 2,000 words

Deadline: This year's deadline is April 1, 2018

To ensure confidentiality is maintained, patients and anyone else described in essays, stories, or poems must be fictional or composite characters (with the exception of the narrator him/herself). Please indicate in your e-mail whether you are a medical student or a resident/fellow. Faculty from the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry will act as judges.

Entries can be sent in Word of PDF format to Dr. Joanne MacDonald, humanities coordinator, at joanne.macdonald@dal.ca.

For full contest rules and details, please visit the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry website and http://www.medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/psychiatry/education/medical-humanities/writing-competition.html.

Call for Submissions: WHITE COAT, Warm ART Exhibit

Call for Submissions

WHITE COAT, Warm ART Exhibit ~ Halifax Nova Scotia April 28th to 30th.

We are pleased to announce the 9th “White COAT, Warm ART Exhibit” which is held annually in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical education (CCME).

This exhibit will showcase the creative talents of medical / other health sciences faculty, residents, students, and physicians and other health professionals from across Canada. This will be a juried exhibition. Entries can include, oils, water colours, photographs, pastels, etchings, pen and ink, etc. Some limited space will also be available for the display of small sculptures.

YOU MUST SPECIFY WHICH CATEGORY YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO:

1) Live Exhibit: Artists selected for the live exhibit must either plan to bring their art themselves to the exhibit or arrange to have it brought and picked up by someone else. Any Shipping arrangements (delivery AND Packing for Return Shipping) must be arranged entirely by the artist (we don’t have the resources to arrange shipping). Any shipping (& Insurance) expenses are born by the artist.

2) Digital Exhibit: If you don’t plan to attend the exhibit or are unable to have your art brought by a colleague, please submit to the “Digital Exhibit”.

Artistic Selection: For the live exhibit, art that captures the experience of practicing and/or learning medicine is welcomed. This can be conveyed either in the image or the artist statement. Selection for all pieces will be based on artistic merit, and demonstrated skill in effecting a particular artistic vision in the media chosen.

NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS

1) Register with teachingmedicine.com (it’s free)

2) Click on Art Gallery

3) Submit your artwork to the “White Coat Warm heART 2018 Gallery”

4) You will be prompted to include a “Description of Artwork” (60 words max: describe the art itself, and the role of art making in your professional life)

5) For judging purposes please include the word LIVE or DIGITAL in the Description of Artwork. (e.g. LIVE “This is a painting of a heart….”)

6) If you have any problems with the submission process Email ASAP

courneya@mail.ubc.ca and jwaech@yahoo.ca

Deadline for Submission is:

Sunday January 28th, 2018 by 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

Artworks must be created by submitting faculty, residents, students or those involved in the healthcare/ wellness field

Art displayed at other exhibits are welcomed.

A maximum of 2 artworks per artist can be submitted.

 

 

Ars Medica Vol 12, No 1, 2017

Dear Readers:

Ars Medica has just published its latest issue at: http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal.

We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our website to review articles and items of interest.

Thank you for your continuing interest in Ars Medica work.

Best regards,
Marilyn

Marilyn Bittman
Managing Editor
bittmanme@shaw.ca

Ars Medica
Vol 12, No 1 (2017)
Table of Contents
http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/24

Feature Pieces
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Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands: The Hand Is Art
- Brandon A Haghverdian, David A Daar

Mortal Selfies
- Diana Meredith

Prose
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A Case for Patient Ownership
- Geoffrey Shouse, Steven Hardin

Naming Not Blaming: A Story about a Surgery Gone Wrong
-Cammy Lee

Eating, Sleeping, Playing
- John Vurro

Mustapha
- Jami Driedger Neufeld

Poetry
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Charm / Willa
- Sarah Shirley

An Emergency Doctor's Silent Prayer
- Samina Ali

the poem / fever / axial section through putamen with vessal territories
- Elizabeth Morton

The Snowflake Heart / Hershey Children’s Hospital / Night Stand
- Larry Kuhar

Dramacare / Triaging Your Life / Bottom Line
- Virginia Aronson

Consent to Orchidectomy
- P. W. Bridgman

The Psychobiology of Feeling
- Schneider K. Rancy

Speck of White
- Tharshika Thangarasa
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