Medical Humanities: An Introduction

Medical Humanities Textbook
Thomas Cole, PhD, Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Ronald Carson, PhD, co-authored Medical Humanities: An Introduction, a textbook that brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the text addresses undergraduate and pre-medical students, medical students, and students in other health professions as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners. The material encourages the reader 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, discussion questions, 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.

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