‘Observation is essential to expertise in medicine, and yet clinical training lacks a standard model for teaching and learning how to look. Interacting with visual art is exactly the kind of practice-based experience that is required to learn to look effectively. Learning to see brings many unexpected benefits: quite literally, opening eyes opens minds. Arts Practica proposes a model for learning observation in the context of art museums to improve quality in the clinic.’
This quote comes from ‘a medical education consultancy [called Arts Practica, which is] committed to improving healthcare quality, reducing misdiagnosis, and increasing arts engagement (link).
Physiotherapy is so much about looking, seeing, observing, I wonder whether we might not also benefit from the eyes of visual artists, architects, engineers, dancers and trapeze artists, airline pilots, surgeons, plumbers, jewellers and other occupations and professions that also look for a living?