• Interdisciplinarity and patient engagement: New representations of cardiovascular anatomy

Biglino, Giovani, Layton, Sofie, Hamer, Alastair, Milano, Elena Giulia, Caputo, Massimo and Wray, Jo, 2022, Journal Article, Interdisciplinarity and patient engagement: New representations of cardiovascular anatomy Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 23 (11). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2153-8174

Abstract or Description:

Background: This article presents and discusses the genesis, making and public presentation of two artworks by British artist Sofie Layton, namely Blueprints and The Bud, which explore the anatomy of the heart infusing it with experiential and narrative elements.

Methods: Artist-led workshops with a range of audiences (cardiac patients, medical staff, medical students, creative professionals, and patient relatives) led to explore narratives and imagery that, in turn, was re-presented in artworks exploring the complexity of the cardiovascular system.

Results: While positioning themselves in a long tradition of artistic representations of the heart, often purely anatomical or autobiographical, these artworks stem from a process of patient involvement and participation. Integral to the pieces is an interdisciplinary approach, which is central to arts-and-health collaborations.

Conclusions: At a time in which the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised and supported by evidence, these artworks offer an opportunity to reflect not only on ways of representing cardiovascular anatomy, but also on its experiential value and on the important of patient engagement and involvement.

Official URL: https://www.imrpress.com/journal/RCM/23/11/10.3108...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: Other
School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Wellcome Trust [201960/Z/16/Z], British Heart Foundation [CH/17/1/32804, AA/18/1/34219], Blavatnik Family Foundation, Above & Beyond, National Institute of Health Research, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Arts Council England
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm2311366
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiovascular anatomy; 3D printing; congenital heart disease; aorta; rapid prototyping; patient engagement
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 16:43
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2023 16:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5284
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