Jordan S. Potash

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BACKGROUND Stigma of mental illness is a global public health concern, but there lacks a standardized and cross-culturally validated instrument for assessing the complex experience of stigma among people living with mental illness (PLMI) in the Chinese context. AIM This study examines the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Stigma Scale(More)
End-of-life care workers and volunteers are particularly prone to burnout given the intense emotional and existential nature of their work. Supervision is one important way to provide adequate support that focuses on both professional and personal competencies. The inclusion of art therapy principles and practices within supervision further creates a(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study attempts to understand the experience of breast cancer patients who had participated in an Eastern-based body-mind-spirit (BMS) psychosocial intervention program by observing changes in the images made by the patients. METHODS Pre- and post-intervention drawings on the theme of 'my cancer' were collected from 67 primary breast(More)
BACKGROUND To provide patient-centred holistic care, doctors must possess good interpersonal and empathic skills. Medical schools traditionally adopt a skills-based approach to such training but creative engagement with the arts has also been effective. A novel arts-based approach may help medical students develop empathic understanding of patients and thus(More)
The objective of this qualitative research study was to discover how creating mandalas (art made in reference to a circle) might provide medical students with an opportunity for reflection on their current psychological state. As part of their year 3 family medicine rotation, medical students participated in an art-making workshop, during which, they(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how healthcare professionals, family members and community members responded to an art exhibit created by people living with mental illness. STUDY DESIGN Phenomenological study with qualitative analysis. METHODS Forty-six participants with various relationships with people living with mental illness attended an art therapy exhibit(More)
Working with and through art in the context of mental health has become popular and quite well known amongst social workers, community workers, nurses, artists and teachers. Many seek art therapy skills, and agreater understandingof theuseof art inhealing. In parts of theworldwhere there is noprofessional art therapy training and no established art therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effect viewing directives can have when encountering art in hospitals. A secondary objective of the study was to understand the responses of viewers to an art exhibit on the theme of medical student empathy toward patient pain and suffering. BACKGROUND Displaying art in hospitals has been credited(More)
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