‘Embedded manual drawing in the clinical consultation’

  • Lyon, P. (Presenter)
  • Martha Turland (Presenter)

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


    ‘Embedded manual drawing in the clinical consultation’ Within medicine and medical education, there has been growing interest in the potential use and value of arts interventions led by professional artists, yet less attention has been paid to the existence of what might be seen as sustained arts practices that appear to have emerged from and be embedded within medicine and the other health professions. In particular, manual drawing occurs as part of the communication between health professionals about patient diagnosis and care, or between a health professional and a patient; yet this remains largely unresearched. Many questions arise from this, including: is drawing ‘taught’ within health professionals’ curricula as a method of communication, diagnosis or recording within medical education? If not, how is the practice of manual drawing acquired or developed? What, according to the health professionals who draw, is the purpose and value of this practice or method? The presenters will give an overview of the several stages of their ongoing research into this phenomenon, including an account of a recent case study investigation of perceptions of the use and understanding of drawing by specialist nurses in the Brighton & Sussex Universities Hospitals Trust.
    Period17 Sept 2015
    Event title4th International Visual Methods conference
    Event typeConference
    LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational