Humanitas: Readings in the Development of the Medical Humanities

Humanitas: Readings in the Development of the Medical Humanities

by Brian Dolan

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Overview

This reader reprints critical essays published over the course of a 100-year history that grapple with the challenges of defining and justifying the presence of humanities instruction in medical education. It provides insights to some of the newer approaches that branch out from the familiar subjects of history and literature to include theater, art, poetry, and disability studies. With a comprehensive historiographical introduction as well as prefaces to each article, including new reflections by many of the original authors themselves, the volume enables reflection on how the diversity of disciplinary perspectives and multiplicity of theoretical frameworks relate to each other historically and thematically. This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged with humanities in health care education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988986572
Publisher: University of California Medical Humanities Press
Publication date: 09/05/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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