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“Waking Dreams” The Arts: A Nondenominational Tool for Reconnecting Spirituality and Medicine

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0019
“Waking Dreams” The Arts: A Nondenominational Tool for Reconnecting Spirituality and Medicine

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This chapter examines the application of the arts as a nondenominational tool for reconnecting spirituality and medicine. It discusses efforts to change the medical community's perspective of a patient's journey through illness from being impacted only by technology and scientific advances to inviting holistic questions about spirituality and creativity. The chapter provides some examples of the far-reaching interest in the arts, medicine, and spirituality movement, which demonstrates the fact that a real desire exists to reunite the science of medicine with the art of medicine.

Keywords: arts; nondenominational tool; spirituality; medicine; medical community; creativity

Chapter.  5257 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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