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Open to Interior Region, patient partners from Thompson - Okanagan
Summerland: Share Healthcare Experiences via Art
Coronary Artery Disease , Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Blood PressureMore
The purpose of Embodied Books is to investigate how creating and reading artists’ books (fine art that takes the form of a book) can help health researchers understand patient perspectives on healthcare, illness, disability, caretaking, or other topics related to health in new and multi-sensory ways. I firmly believe first-person stories are vital to understand medicine from the patient’s point of view, and you can be a part of that progress.
No prior experience in art or writing is necessary! Participants will meet weekly at the Summerland Arts Council building to create two artists’ books using painting, drawing, collage, binding, printmaking, and writing prompts. Keep one copy of your books, and choose to donate a second to the Embodied Books collection to use within medical education. Learn more and see previous participant examples at https://www.embodiedbooks.com/
Age: 18 Years – 100 Years Old
Accepting Healthy Volunteers: No