“Promoting the global movement of “S.T.E.M. to S.T.E.A.M.” transformation and introduce the Absolute Relative Thought (ART) in medical science.”
Medical Art And Humanities Foundation of India or MAAHFI is India’s pioneering social organisation dedicated to explore the novel treasures of medicine & healthcare integral to medical humanities through visuals and storytelling (narratives).
Stories are the final product of visual input (observation) & narrative (listen, acknowledge, absorb, interpret and act). Both of these are foundations of medical practice and imperative in doctor-patient communication. Indian healthcare sector had always had a vaccum in the field of visual communication in medicine. This can be addressed by scientific and aesthetic application of visuals & narratives for documenting medicine – from therapeutic procedures to public health. We @MAAHFI are in a quest to address the need and establish this art of communication in medicine, with the aid of VISUAL NARRATIVE MEDICINE (VNM).
“Visual narrative medicine” is a genre of digital storytelling (typically between 2-5 minutes) combining clinical &/ non-clinical photographs, video clips and audio (voice &/ ambient sound) that reveal the stories of medicine & healthcare in a new light.
Amalgamating the age-old tradition of storytelling and the new-age digital (imaging) technology, MAAHFI offers new vistas for documenting medicine for both the public and private healthcare sectors in India, as well as other social organisations working in healthcare. Engaging doctors, care-givers, patients and social workers, MAAHFI functions as a social initiative to radically transform the way we see, record and treat illnesses.
Mission: A social initiative that inspires and fulfils the scientific and creative need for documenting medicine through visuals and narratives for better patient care, improving patient-doctor communication and also to redress public health issues.
Vision: Changing the way we see, record and treat the illnesses by developing visual and narrative competency among healthcare professionals to rekindle the creative passion in medicine & healthcare.