Kaptein, AA, Meulenberg, F and Murray, MP (2019) Artistic representations of infectious disease. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 1 - 5.

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Abstract

Artistic representations of disease are widespread yet largely ignored in health psychology research. In this paper we use two infectious diseases, tuberculosis and the plague, as tracers to study how infectious diseases are represented in novels, films, paintings, and songs. They were represented especially in terms of their causes and seriousness. Studying how diseases are represented in various art forms extends our understanding of how they are socially constructed. This knowledge can also be incorporated into the training of health care providers to sensitize them to issues in patient care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infectious disease, films, novels, paintings, songs
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 11:40
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7448

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