While some may believe poverty is a stand-alone issue, the complexities and challenges of poverty and its effect on health can’t be ignored. A 2013 survey by The Associated Press found four out of five adults in the U.S. struggle with joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Now, a new program at McGovern Medical School aims to show medical students the realities of poverty through a first-hand simulation.
Dr. Sandy Frieden, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Houston, spoke about the art of “diagnosing” the meanings and details behind movies for this month’s edition of the ongoing Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine at McGovern Medical School.
Jane Weiner, professional dancer and founder of Hope Stone Inc., had much to say about the intersection of dancing and healthy living at this month’s presentation of the Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine.
A group of McGovern Medical School students have been having spiritual experiences of a medical kind, learning about how various religious communities across Houston approach the intersection of faith and healthcare as part of an ongoing elective course sponsored by the John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics.