Cancer Storytelling & Enhancing Empathy in Artists

Mar 7, 2022

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Aesthetics of Health, where undergraduate students make visual art with/for those impacted by cancer, results in measured increases in student empathy; high-quality student works based on reexamination of art, healing, sickness & the body; & cancer patients voicing their own stories. This interactive pedagogic approach shows promise to also: (1) enhance equity, increase resiliency & maybe even address burnout; & (2) accommodate varying art modalities, community members & settings.

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photo of Richard Greene
Richard Greene

The University of Texas at Austin

photo of Megan Hildebrandt
Megan Hildebrandt

The University of Texas at Austin

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Rebecca Muñoz

Chemotherapy Cold Cappers

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Robin Richardson

Livestrong Cancer Institutes, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin