Sara De Santis's research while affiliated with Sapienza University of Rome and other places

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The literature has identified promising findings regarding the application of methodology using visual art to develop the cognitive skill of observation and description to enhance critical thinking among medical students. This longitudinal controlled quasi-experimental study aims to demonstrate that Visual Thinking Strategies method and other art a...
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Background The skills needed in the medical and nursing field are considered both for the cognitive and the personal and interpersonal aspects. There are many studies that suggest using artistic practices and pedagogical methods such as Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) or Artful Thinking in the medical education. The main aim of this research is to...
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This study describes how Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a methodological practice can help medical students learn and acquire analytical ability. This ability, capable of improving observational acumen and generally acquired only after years of clinical experience, may be achieved also by recourse to the systematic and reasoned examination of...
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Over the centuries the collaboration between artists and doctors and the relationship between art and medicine disciplines have been documented. Since the '60s the discipline of medical humanities has been developed in order to enrich the studies in medical sciences with the humanities. In the belief that medicine is more than just a set of knowled...
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L'Arte intesa come tèchne può essere descritta come l'applicazione di un complesso di regole ed esperienze elaborate dall'uomo, quindi della conoscenza, per produrre oggetti o rappresentare immagini tratte dalla realtà o dalla fantasia. Anche la Medicina è una disciplina definita come Arte in quanto capacità di applicare la conoscenza e quindi la S...

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... Profissionalismo médico é definido como um conjunto de princípios e compromissos para melhorar os resultados comunicação (Ferrara et al., 2020;Green, 2015;Wellbery et al., 2015;Kadivar et al., 2018), pensamento crítico (Byars et al., 2015;Wellbery et al., 2015;Miller et al., 2014), atenção (Wellbery et al., 2015;Miller et al., 2014), raciocínio clínico (Green, 2015;Kadivar et al., 2018), escuta ativa (Miller et al., 2014), entre outras. ...
... In a study with a group of health sciences undergraduate students, Poirier et al. (2020) used deductive content analysis combining two categorization matrices to evaluate both the number of observations and the characteristics of observation. Recently, Ferrara et al. (2020) developed and validated a scoring rubric specific to VTS, which addressed key competencies relevant to VTS, including critical thinking, observation skills, linguistic expression, problemsolving, and inference ability. The evaluation methods employed in these two studies are relatively new and warrant further validation with diverse student groups and settings. ...
... The preliminary analysis of our experience (22) confirms that art can be useful in medical education to respond to training needs for students and healthcare staff. Engagement with Medical Humanities can improve soft skills, communication, inter-professional collaboration and empathy with the patient and family members. ...
... The role of visual images in the learning process is to provide a learning experience for students to dig deeper and critically related to the context and concept behind the images presented. The uniqueness of this strategy attracts many researchers to test the benefits of applying VTS in learning processes such as increasing creativity and critical thinking (Moeller, Cutler, Fiedler, & Weier, 2013), problem-solving skill (Ferrara, De Santis, & Staffoli, 2015), and observational skill (Poirier, Newman, & Ronald, 2020). From the study results, it can be said that VTS provides many benefits in improving students' skills. ...