Art and science: Promoting understanding and empathy through film

Patel, Shreepali and Wallis-Redworth, Maxine and Jackson, Sophie and Rose, Lindsey (2017) Art and science: Promoting understanding and empathy through film. British Journal of Midwifery, 25 (11). pp. 734-740. ISSN 2052-4307

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This article introduces a cross-disciplinary collaboration that has brought together the disciplines of film (art) and midwifery (art and science) in the making of a creative documentary to evaluate new learning opportunities and reflective practice for student midwives. The case study film, The Golden Window, was filmed in a neonatal intensive care unit over 72 hours and screened to a group of second-year midwifery students in the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, before their placements in neonatal intensive care. The students recorded their thoughts and impressions of the film. Their responses are summarised and reflected upon within this paper, with the underlying intent to examine whether this innovative interaction between art and science can provide an appropriate pedagogic framework for effective learning through creative and artistic means.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery [copyright © MA Healthcare], after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see:
Keywords: 6Cs, empathy, learning film, practice-based process, innovative, cross-disciplinary
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:58

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