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The Use of Theater with Medical Residents: An Embodied Approach to Learning about Self and Other 

The Use of Theater with Medical Residents: An Embodied Approach to Learning about Self and Other
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The Use of Theater with Medical Residents: An Embodied Approach to Learning about Self and Other
Author(s):

L. J. Nelles

, Peggy Hamilton

, Paul Robert D’Alessandro

, Sonia Anne Butterworth

, Gerri Frager

, Jeremy Rezmovitz

, Lu Gao

, Suvendrini Lena

, and Anna Skorzewska

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190849900.003.0007
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date: 08 March 2021

This chapter looks at the use of theatre as a tool for teaching self-awareness, the effects of bias, the understanding of complex human conditions, empathy, attunement, self-confidence, and decision-making in medical resident education. While more common in undergraduate medical programs and used across the health professions, theatre is emerging as a meaningful tool for education and research in the resident experience. The chapter is set within a performance studies paradigm that includes current understanding of the neuroscientific effect of theater on the body and in relationship, information that provides an explanation of how and why theater is an effective educational tool. It includes a brief literature review and examines four different projects that reflect the ways that theater is being used with Canadian residents in programs across the country.

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