The newly emerging field of "medical humanities" offers opportunities for scholars in the humanities and humanities-oriented social sciences to be in dialogue with physicians and scholars in medicine and healthcare delivery science. The group will meet to discuss a series of topics of relevance to both the humanities and to the study and practice of medicine, including such questions as:
- In what ways can we understand the experience of aging using the lenses of both medicine and the humanities? How do these lenses help us in the consideration of individuals' capacities to make decisions in the setting of illness?
- Are there ways of knowing that emerge through study of the humanities and humanistic inquiry that are – or could be – of value to the practicing physician? What do you wish your own doctor had learned?
- How should the humanities influence the design of healthcare delivery? Are there ways in which the practice of medicine might inform those who study and teach in the humanities?
- How should the medical humanities inform approaches in medical education, particularly in the education of the next generation of physicians, currently in their 20s and 30s?
- More information at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/programs/medhum.html
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.