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Canadian doctors to start prescribing art
    2018-11-08  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

An unconventional new initiative in Canada will soon allow doctors to literally prescribe art to their patients — by giving them free access to a local museum.

Wandering through the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), these patients and their loved ones will be able to feast their eyes on the soothing properties of art.

The initiative is the first of its kind in the world. And while you certainly can’t replace a conventional treatment with a couple of paintings, the idea is for such “prescriptions” to assist a person’s current treatment plan.

Under the new program, members of the Francophone Association of Doctors in Canada (MFdC) will be able to hand out up to 50 prescriptions for their patients.

These prescriptions will be available for those with a wide range of mental and physical illnesses, and each one of the passes will allow two adults and two minors to visit the museum for free.

“By offering free admission to a safe, welcoming place, a relaxing, revitalizing experience, a moment of respite, and an opportunity to strengthen ties with loved ones, MMFA-MFdC Museum Prescriptions contribute to the patient’s well-being and recovery,” explains a press release from the MMFA.

It may look a lot like a marketing effort for the museum (and it’s possible there’s an element of promotion in this), but there’s also increasing evidence that the display of visual art, especially if it’s depicting nature, can have positive effects on health outcomes.

In some ways, the benefits of looking at art appear a little similar to physical activity. A systematic review of clinical art therapy found that visual art has significant and positive effects on depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, distress, coping ability and self-esteem.

With spaces dedicated to art therapy and also a medical consultation room, the MMFA already provides services for people with mental health issues, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. So far over 100 doctors from MFdC have signed up to the pilot program.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【处方】chǔfāng prescription written instructions from a doctor to a pharmacist stating the form and dosage of a drug given to a patient

【癫痫】diānxián epilepsy a group of neurological disorders characterized by recurrent seizures

加拿大一项非常规的新政策将允许医生为他们的病人开出艺术品类“处方”——让病人可以免费进入当地的一家博物馆。

在蒙特利尔美术博物馆内漫步,大饱眼福的病人以及他们的亲友将能够接受艺术的熏陶,进而舒缓自己的神经。

这是世界上第一个提议艺术处方的做法。

虽然你肯定不能用几幅画作取代传统的治疗,但“艺术处方”可以为病人当前的治疗计划提供辅助。

根据新政策,加拿大法语国家医生协会的成员将能够为其患者开出最多50个艺术处方。

这些处方将适用于患有各种精神和身体疾病的人,每个处方通行证将允许两名成人和两名未成年人免费参观该博物馆。

蒙特利尔美术博物馆的新闻稿称:“通过提供免费进入安全温馨场所的机会来放松身心、恢复活力、休养生息以及和亲人增进感情,蒙特利尔美术博物馆和加拿大法语国家医生协会合作的处方有助于患者的康复。”

此举可能看起来很像是博物馆的一种营销手段(可能的确是广告策划的一部分),但也有越来越多的证据表明,视觉艺术的展示,特别是描绘自然的艺术品,可以对健康结果产生积极的影响。

在某些方面,欣赏艺术品的益处似乎与运动有些类似。对临床艺术疗法的系统回顾发现,视觉艺术对抑郁、焦虑、不良情绪、创伤、痛苦、应对能力和自尊有显著的积极影响。

蒙特利尔美术博物馆拥有专门的艺术治疗工作室和医疗咨询室,为患有精神健康问题、饮食失调、自闭症谱系障碍、癫痫和阿尔茨海默病等疾病的患者提供服务。

到目前为止,已有100多名来自加拿大法语国家医生协会的医生签字加入了试点计划。 (Chinadaily.com.cn)

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