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These materials are recommended by Jo Rian, director of the Rochester Center for Humanities in Medicine.
Best Doctors for Women 2011: Stories
*Dr. Laura Schrag, Emergency Medicine: How to Break Bad News
*Dr. Jennifer Harrington, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: What It Feels Like to Reattach a Pair of Severed Arms
*Dr. Margit Bretzke, General Surgery: What It Feels Like to Operate on a Human Brain
Wanted: 21st Century Physician
Fitzgerald, Faith. "Wanted: 21st Century Physician." In: LaCombe, M. On being a doctor 2 : voices of physicians and patients. American College of Physicians, 2000.
What can medical education learn from the neurobiology of learning?
Friedlander MJ, Andrews L, Armstrong EG, Aschenbrenner C, Kass JS, Ogden P, Schwartzstein R, Viggiano TR. What can medical education learn from the neurobiology of learning? Acad Med. 2011 Apr;86(4):415-20. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31820dc197. PubMed PMID: 21346504.
You Owe Me (writer at the bedside)
Arnold, M. You Owe Me. 2011. Michigan Quarterly Review L(1)
A Whole New Mind by
Call Number: BF408 .P49 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-07
The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.
Creating Minds by
Call Number: Plummer Library BF408 .G33 1993
Publication Date: 1994-09-24
Howard Gardner changed the way we think about intelligence. In his classic workFrames of Mind, he undermined the common notion that intelligence is a single capacity that every human being possesses to a greater or lesser extent. Now building on the framework he developed for understanding intelligence, Gardner gives us a path breaking view of creativity, along with riveting portraits of seven figures who each reinvented an area of human endeavor. Using as a point of departure his concept of seven intelligences,” ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in understanding oneself, Gardner examines seven extraordinary individualsSigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, T.S. Eliot, Martha Graham, and Mahatma Gandhieach an outstanding exemplar of one kind of intelligence. Understanding the nature of their disparate creative breakthroughs not only sheds light on their achievements but also helps to elucidate the modern era”the times that formed these creators and which they in turn helped to define. While focusing on the moment of each creator’s most significant breakthrough, Gardner discovers patterns crucial to our understanding of the creative process. Not surprisingly, Gardner believes that a single variety of creativity is a myth. But he supplies evidence that certain personality configurations and needs characterize creative individuals in our time, and that numerous commonalities color the ways in which ideas are conceived, articulated, and disseminated to the public. He notes, for example, that it almost invariably takes ten years to make the initial creative breakthrough and another ten years for subsequent breakthroughs. Creative people feature unusual combinations of intelligence and personality, and Gardner delineates the indispensable role of the circumstances in which an individual works and the crucial reactions of the surrounding group of informed peers. He finds that an essential element of the creative process is the support of caring individuals who believe in the revolutionary ideas of the creators. And he documents the fact that extraordinary creativity almost always carries with it extraordinary costs in human terms.
Call Number: Plummer Library BF408 .C77 1996
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
"This book is about what makes life worth living. The creative excitement of the artist at her easel or the scientist in the lab comes as close to the ideal fulfillment as we all hope to, and so rarely do. Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi interviewed more than ninety of possibly the most interesting people in the world - people like actor Ed Asner, authors Robertson Davies and Nadine Gordimer, scientists Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, and Senator Eugene McCarthy - who have changed the way people in their fields think and work to find out how creativity has been a force in their lives." "In his bestselling book Flow, Professor Csikszentmihalyi explored states of "optimal experience" - those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment - and showed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called "flow." Here Professor Csikszentmihalyi builds on his flow theory, profiling individuals who have found ways to make flow a permanent feature of their lives and at the same time have contributed to society and culture." "This book is not so much about the everyday "creativity" that we all experience but the kind of creativity of artists, scientists, and others that can transform our culture and the way we look at the world. By studying the creative lives of exceptional people, Professor Csikszentmihalyi shows us how we can all enhance our everyday lives. His goal is to help us better understand a way of being that is more satisfying and more fulfilling."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
How to Get Ideas by
Call Number: Plummer Library PN147 .F66 1996
Publication Date: 1996-10-21
Written by Jack Foster, a creative director for various advertising agencies with more than 40 years experience, How to Get Ideas (over 90,000 copies sold and translated into 15 languages) is a fun, accessible, and practical guide that takes the mystery and confusion out of developing new ideas.
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by
Call Number: Plummer Library BF408 .G37 2000
Publication Date: 2000-02-08
Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Out of Our Minds by
Call Number: BF408 .R53 2011x
Publication Date: 2011-02-21
Ken Robinson argues that organisations everywhere are trying to fix a problem that originates in schools and universities. Many people leave education with no idea what their creative abilities and strengths are. In a powerful and original way, he says why this is and what organisations and individuals can do immediately to recover their creative talents. Revised edition will have following changes: Updated to accommodate recent changes to the education system (internationally), and to include more recent examples and case studies Focus of the book shifted to give more international examples and refer to US education system; to appeal to overseas markets. Some of the heavier academic content has been stripped out and content has been adapted for more consumer/think-piece market.
The Art of Possibility by
Call Number: BC199.P7 Z36 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zanders knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zanders experiences as the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Infused with the energy of their dynamic partnership, the book joins together Bens extraordinary talent as a mover and shaker, teacher, and communicator with Rosamunds genius for creating innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. In lively counterpoint, the authors provide us with a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of our lives. The Zanders deceptively simple practices are based on two premises: that life is composed as a story ("its all invented") and that, with new definitions, much more is possible than people ordinarily think. The book shifts our perspective with uplifting stories, parables, and anecdotes. From "Giving an A" to the mysterious "Rule Number 6" to "Leading from Any Chair"--the account of Bens stunning realization that the conductor/leaders power is directly linked to how much greatness he is willing to grant to others--each practice offers an opportunity for personal and organizational transformation.
The Element by
Call Number: BF637.S4 R592 2009b
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
A breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.