Health Humanities Reader

Health Humanities Reader

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Over the past forty years, the health humanities, previously called the medical humanities, has emerged as one of the most exciting fields for interdisciplinary scholarship, advancing humanistic inquiry into bioethics, human rights, health care, and the uses of technology. It has also helped inspire medical practitioners to engage in deeper reflection about the human elements of their practice. In Health Humanities Reader, editors Therese Jones, Delese Wear, and Lester D. Friedman have assembled fifty-four leading scholars, educators, artists, and clinicians to survey the rich body of work that has already emerged from the fielda€”and to imagine fresh approaches to the health humanities in these original essays. The collectiona€™s contributors reflect the extraordinary diversity of the field, including scholars from the disciplines of disability studies, history, literature, nursing, religion, narrative medicine, philosophy, bioethics, medicine, and the social sciences. With warmth and humor, critical acumen and ethical insight, Health Humanities Reader truly humanizes the field of medicine. Its accessible language and broad scope offers something for everyone from the experienced medical professional to a reader interested in health and illness.We must ask additional questions: What is the role of the witness in eliciting and coconstructing the illness story? ... This essay explores the connections between narrative, health, and social justice through a discussion of three texts I have used in teaching ... Zana Briski and Ross Kauffmana#39;s documentary film Born into Brothels (2004), and Logan Smalleya#39;s documentary film Darius Goes West (2007) .

Title:Health Humanities Reader
Author:Therese Jones, Delese Wear, Lester D. Friedman
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2014-08-28


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