health care policy
Hospital uses art lessons to improve medical practice
Medicine is an art as much as a science. An innovative program at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital teaches physicians in training to use their eyes and ears to connect with patients and enhance the practice of medicine. By day, members of the integrated teaching unit, or ITU, focus on treating patients. By night, they fix their sights on works of art. Dr. Tara Narula reports.