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Teaching Literature and Medicine
     

Teaching Literature and Medicine

by Anne Hunsaker Hawkins (Editor), Marilyn Chandler McEntyre (Editor)
 

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Scholars from both fields offer instructors general guidelines and specific resources for designing and teaching courses on medicine in literature, which are becoming widespread in undergraduate curricula, medical schools, and continuing-education programs throughout the US and Canada. They consider a variety of approaches; model courses; specific texts, authors, and

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Scholars from both fields offer instructors general guidelines and specific resources for designing and teaching courses on medicine in literature, which are becoming widespread in undergraduate curricula, medical schools, and continuing-education programs throughout the US and Canada. They consider a variety of approaches; model courses; specific texts, authors, and genres; popular readings; the values of texts in medical education and practice; and bibliographic resources. There is no subject index. Paper edition (unseen), $22.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"A rich source of ideas for courses in literature and medicine designed for a variety of student populations and a range of different institutional settings." --Literature and Medicine

"A rich source of ideas for courses in literature and medicine designed for a variety of student populations and a range of different institutional settings." --Literature and Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873523578
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Options for Teaching Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
1,383,044
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Hunsaker Hawkins, PhD, is associate professor of humanities at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is author ofArchetypes of Conversion (Assoc. UP, 1985) and Reconstructing Illness: A Study in Pathology (Purdue UP, 1993; 2nd ed. 1999) as well as coeditor of an issue of Literature and Medicine on the medical case history (1992), an issue of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy on literature and medical ethics (1996), and Time to Go: Three Plays on Death and Dying, with Commentary on End-of-Life Issues (U of Pennsylvania P, 1995). She is currently working on a book about pediatric AIDS patients and their caregivers in a tertiary-care medical center.

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, PhD, is chair of the English department at Westmont College, where she teaches a range of courses in poetry and fiction as well as literature and medicine to undergraduates. She serves on the boards of Literature and Medicine; the online Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database; and the Center for Medicine, Humanities, and Law in Berkeley. She offers occasional workshops on topics in literature and medicine to physicians and other health-care workers as well as to various interest groups. Her writing includes articles on literature and medicine in Academic Medicine, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Literature and Medicine, Medical Humanities Review, and other professional journals. She also serves as associate editor of the Santa Barbara Review, a literary journal, and writes poetry and essays.

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