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Just a pretty picture

  1. 1. When Art is No Longer Just a Pretty Picture: Art for Advocacy and Social Change A patient activist perspective by Regina Holliday
  2. 2. Art. That’s for kids, right?
  3. 3. Writing on the Wall. (or what one widow can do with a borrowed ladder an available wall and $500.00 in paint.)
  4. 4. How can an outsider artist, send a message to us all? They can Write it on a Wall.
  5. 5. Painting Advocacy meets Social Media Street art is truly the first global art movement fueled by the Internet. –Marc and Sara Schiller, Wooster Collective, 2010
  6. 6. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~Aristotle
  7. 7. This is the painting 73 cents. This painting, like the internet, advocates 24 hours a day and you cannot tell a wall to shut up.
  8. 8. Next Steps: Why not paint open access hospital data sets…
  9. 9. …in front of said hospital?
  10. 10. Why not paint about the need for better hygiene practices and then enter that painting in an online vote competition?
  11. 11. “blowing a gasket” Sometimes leads to the best kind of collaborative disruption. Crowd-funding exists to make the impossible possible….
  12. 12. You Patient Scholarships can crowd fund in healthcare.
  13. 13. Where are the HOSPICE cards? There is nothing between “Get Well” and “Sympathy” Where are the faces of the dying and those that love them?
  14. 14. #TweetChat can change the conversation. #EOL #Tedmed #DWDchat #hospice
  15. 15. #HospiceCards Become a reality
  16. 16. The Walking Gallery
  17. 17. The more stickers that are out there the more important it seems. The more important it seems, the more people want to know what it is. The more they ask they ask each other. It gains real power from perceived power.-Shepard Fairey
  18. 18. We can redefine expectations of how we communicate in medicine at every hospital, clinic and conference.
  19. 19. Let Patients Speak We must encourage every committee, conference and hospital board, to actively recruit and include patients in every aspect of the care process from design to implementation to resolution. Invite patients and you will include artists, poets and writers in creating health policy.
  20. 20. Are you ready to jump?

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