The heART of Medicine with Jody Esselstyn, RN: PYP 335
August 13, 2019
Jody Esselstyn is a registered nurse at the Charlottesville, VA, city schools, and docent at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
An unusual combo, perhaps, but Jody combines her two interests - medicine and art - in some innovative and lifesaving ways.
She leads programs that help medicine students make better diagnoses, display more empathy at the bedside, and collaborate more generously with their medical peers through visits to art museums.
It turns out that art is a perfect medium for helping people see beyond their assumptions and projections, to observe what's actually in front of them.