Art-Medicine Collaborative Practice

Transforming the Experience of Head and Neck Cancer


Art-Medicine Collaborative Practice

InThrough a fusion of personal experience and art, the contributors help us understand the lived realities of individuals with head and neck cancer. Featuring original art from Ingrid Bachmann, Sean Caulfield, Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Heather Huston, and Bradley Necyk, this collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration draws together the voices of patients, health care practitioners, researchers, and artists to offer a more holistic—more human—understanding of cancer treatment and its aftermath. Art–Medicine Collaborative Practice will resonate with people with head or neck cancer as well as medical practitioners who aid in their healing process. It is an important book for all those in the health professions and medical humanities, as well as artists, arts-based researchers, and those interested in the areas of health and visual communication and knowledge translation.

Contributors: Ingrid Bachmann, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Sean Caulfield, Kimberly Flowers, Jude Griebel, Bahaa Harmouche, Jill Ho-You, Heather Huston, Bernie Krewski, Lianne McTavish, Suresh Nayar, Bradley Necyk, Leslie O’Connor-Parsons, Kyle Terrence, Helen Vallianatos, Minn N. Yoon

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front cover 1
Title page 4
Copyright page 5
Dedication 6
Epigraph 8
Contents 10
Foreword | Yoon 12
Preface | O’Connor-Parsons 18
Introduction | Brett-MacLean 20
In FLUX 25
FLUX | McTavish 26
Bradley Necyk 37
Jude Griebel 41
A (High Wire) Dance | Nayar & Krewski 45
Jill Ho-You 48
Heather Huston 51
Feeding New Selves | Vallianatos 55
Sean Caulfield 59
Ingrid Bachmann 63
When Design Meets Real Life | Harmouche 69
Healing in the Most Unexpected Ways | Flowers 72
“see me, hear me, heal me” Video Documentation | Terrence 76
Afterword | Brett-MacLean & Yoon 78
Project Timeline | Yoon & Brett-MacLean 81
Contributors 88
Other Titles from University of Alberta Press 97