The AIF project “Medical History and Humanities in Transnational Context” will develop a new, pan-Faculty undergraduate certificate in Medical History and Humanities.
Medical History and Humanities (MHH) is a well-established field of scholarship. A range of allied health professions – including nursing, medicine, physiotherapy and dietetics – view MHH as a vehicle through which health care providers can “humanize” their practice. Indeed, as technical advances seem to create greater and greater distance between provider and patient, health professionals are expected to develop their capacities of “compassionate healing” by better understanding the cultural, ethical, and interpersonal contexts in which they deliver health care. A MHH certificate will permit aspiring health professionals and undergraduate students from a range of disciplines to explore how literature, philosophy, history, and cultural studies have represented and defined “humanist” care across time and place.
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