HEALTH HUMANITIES BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES

HEALTH HUMANITIES BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES

Sarah L. Berry, PhD, Hiram College

Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD, Hiram College

Therese Jones, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Humanities programs focusing on health and healthcare delivery in their cultural, historical, aesthetic, and political contexts complement efforts of health professions schools to recruit students who are patient-centered, ethically intelligent, skilled in communication, and competent with diverse populations. Recent studies report benefits for students completing baccalaureate Health Humanities programs including improved performance in health professions school, in healthcare delivery, and in healthcare leadership.

http://www.hiram.edu/academics/center-of-distinction/center-for-literature-medicine/baccalaureate-health-humanities-programs-in-the-u-s/