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Dartmouth College

Interprofessional Grand Rounds The Art of Being Human:The Lived Experience of People with Disabilities

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Interprofessional Grand Rounds “ The Art of Being Human: The Lived Experience of People with Disabilities, 12/17/2020 8:00:00 AM - 12/17/2023 9:00:00 AM, This presentation will include a panel discussion with staff of Inclusive Arts Vermont as well as artists with disabilities who have their artwork displayed in the Faulkner Gallery at DHMC. The panelists will be talking about their experiences with unconscious bias in the medical setting and the ways in which their art contributes to their health.

Moderator: Marianne Barthel - Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts Program

Marianne Barthel joined the Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Arts Program as a Coordinator in 2013 and became Director in 2018. In this role, Ms. Barthel co-manages the Creative Arts Program with the Support Services Manager at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and chairs the Art Acquisitions and Aesthetics Committees.  In 2017 the Creative Arts Program won the NH Governor's Award for Arts in Healthcare.

Inclusive Arts Vermont Staff and Artist Panelists:
¢ Aurora Berger, MFA - Independent Artist and Scholar
¢ Cristina Clarimón, BFA, M.Ed. - Artist, educator and owner of Madcollage
¢ John R. Killacky - Legislator, Vermont House of Representatives
¢ Katie Miller, MA - Executive Director, Inclusive Arts Vermont
¢ Heidi Swevens, MSW - Inclusive Arts Vermont Director of Community Partnerships

Learning Outcome(s)
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe the bias that individuals with a disability have experienced in health care settings.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources:
¢ Patients with Disabilities: Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Discussing Goals of Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician (



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