Benefits to Health Care Professionals
What is the connection between creative encounters and improved medical practice?
As you engage more frequently and more deeply in creative encounters you
- become more comfortable with states of ambiguity and uncertainty
[and thus develop a deeper understanding of the complex and oftentimes obscure nature of pain, illness, and the dying process];
- learn to facilitate and attend to details of process rather than outcome
[and thus develop an attentiveness and sensitivity to details of pain management and patient care, especially when cure is not possible];
- observe and create more opportunities for change and choice
[and thus empower the patient by involving him/her in decision making and develop an open-minded, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach to pain management and problem solving in general];
- understand the need for self-care and self-awareness
[and thus attend to one's own challenges and sources of suffering in life while learning how to make healthy lifestyle choices];
- express yourself more easily, alone and in collaboration with others
[and thus develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills, improve patient-caregiver relations, and understand self-expression as an integral component of health];
- clarify and personalize your sense of spirituality
[and thus develop deep compassion and empathy for all human vulnerabilities and painful conditions].