Activity ID



July 1, 2025

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: AMA Journal of Ethics

Description of CME Course

The arts can touch places that are difficult to recognize and understand, capture in words, or measure by numbers whether you’re an artist, a patient, or an educator. This ineffability presents a dilemma for practitioners and researchers in arts in health when questions of legitimacy, efficacy, program implementation, and research funding are tied to outcomes-based research. Ethical tensions arise when traditional public health and clinical research methods are the wrong tools for capturing what’s vital about the arts. This article argues that being a responsible arts in health researcher requires interrogating what counts as evidence, especially when the insistence on rigor risks oversimplifying and diminishing the power of the arts. It further argues for equity in arts in health research, including equity in investigative strategies that value both the arts and the research


1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Explain a new or unfamiliar viewpoint on a topic of ethical or professional conduct
2. Evaluate the usefulness of this information for health care practice, teaching, or conduct
3. Decide whether and when to apply the new information to health care practice, teaching, or conduct


Ethics, Research, Methods, Statistics, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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