Changing medical students' attitudes toward older adults


Gonzales, Morrow-Howell, and Gilbert

The Vital Visionaries program is meant to improve medical students’ attitudes towards older adult patients. The program brought older adults and medical students together to create and discuss art at art museums. The study showed that students participating in the Vital Visionary program had more positive attitudes towards older adults and felt the two groups had more in common. The Vital Visionary program illustrates that art can help foster positive attitudes and enhance community building.