Medical Humanities

An Introduction

by Thomas R. Cole, Nathan S. Carlin,

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  • 9781107015623
  • 9781316147122
  • 9781316146859
This textbook brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. It helps to form individuals who take charge of their own minds, who are free from narrow and unreflective forms of thought, and who act compassionately in their public and professional worlds. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the book addresses undergraduate and premed students, medical students, and students in other health professions, as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners. It encourages them to consider the ethical and existential issues related to the experience of disease, care of the dying, health policy, religion and health, and medical technology. Case studies, images, questions for discussion, and role-playing exercises help readers to engage in the practical, interpretive, and analytical aspects of the material, developing skills for critical thinking as well as compassionate care.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 2014
  • ISBN 9781316147122
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Medical Humanities
  • Author: Thomas R. Cole; Nathan S. Carlin; Ronald A. Carson
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107015623
  • 9781316147122
  • 9781316146859

In The Press

'This book is essential to any medical program that endeavors to develop the physicians of tomorrow in today's complex social, cultural, ethical and political world. It combines a clear introduction to the roles of the humanities in medical education with the detail required for an indispensable source book for teachers and students alike. Medical humanities, as an educational pursuit, has waited a long time for this textbook and who better to write it than three such distinguished originators and advocates of the field.' Jane Macnaugton, University of Durham