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,…

Six fallacies that hinder development of the medical humanities in medical education

Bleakley, A. (2017), Six fallacies that hinder development of the medical humanities in medical education. Med Educ, 51: 126–127. doi:10.1111/medu.13236 “Comments on an article by Lara Varpio et al. (see record 2017-06764-007). In this edition of Medical Education, the article…

Educating Nurses through Art

“The Art of Nursing is a collaborative program between the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Commonwealth University. It invites nursing students to consider how perception plays a crucial role in patient care.” http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/a-nationally-recognized-richmond-collaboration-aims-to-train-nurses-through-art/Content?oid=3078196

2016 National Book Awards

Meanwhile, there is a place where books still matter . . .   https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/11/17/winners-national-book-awards-2016

AIDS35 Exhibits: Coordinating Events Across Programs

AIDS35 Exhibits: Coordinating Events Across Programs

This year marks two AIDS anniversaries: the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be called the “AIDS” epidemic, and the 20th anniversary of the introduction of protease inhibitors and other antiretroviral medications that turned…

Nominations for MLA Executive Committees

If you are an MLA member and interested in being part of the executive committee for the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum, you can now nominate yourself–or a colleague (if MLA member). The current executive committee will review all…

Richard Selzer, MD (Obit)

The New York Times announces the death of Richard Selzer, MD: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/books/richard-selzer-who-fictionalized-medicines-absurdity-and-gore-dies-at-87.html      

New Publication: Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs in the United States

A groundbreaking survey prepared by Sarah L. Berry, PhD and Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD (Hiram College) and Therese Jones, PhD (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus): Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs in the United States “Humanities programs focusing on health and…

Shakespeare Anniversary/”Nurse”

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Shakespeare provides us with the earliest attestation of the word nurse as denoting one who provides health care to the sick, which appears…

Dreger Resigns from Northwestern

Reported today in Inside Higher Ed: A second faculty member has resigned from Northwestern University over its medical school’s reaction to a provocative article published in a faculty journal. “It’s so petty — that’s what I kept saying — it’s a…

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