For scholars working on questions about medicine, healing, health, and illness using theories and methods from the humanities, fine and performing arts, and social sciences. All area studies (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, etc.) are welcome.
William Ceurvels deposited The Sleeping Giant Under the Peach Tree: A novel explanation for the prominence of the peach in Daoist iconography. in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 1 day ago
This paper draws on chinese folklore, chinese medical theory, chinese materia medica and western ethnobotany and comparative religion to construct a theory of how the common infestation of ganoderma lucidum on peach trees in China would have led to an association of peach trees with immortality, daoist alchemy and the ability to vanquish ghosts…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Parabeln der Pflege. Kreative Reaktionen in der Demenzpflege, von Pflegenden erzählt [Parables of Care German version] in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
German version of Parables of Care (2017). Translated into German by Dr Andrea Hacker. Parables of Care presents true stories of creative responses to dementia care, told by carers, taken from a group of over 100 case studies available at http://carenshare.city.ac.uk/.
Creativity, emotional intelligence and common sense are amply shown in these…[Read more]
At the intersection of comics and medicine is the rise of the Graphic Medicine scholarship field. This course examines the ways in which the sequentialized hybrid of word and image is bringing new insights to patient, healthcare, and clinical experiences.
In any manner of ways, the comics medium (whether known as comic books, graphic novels,…[Read more]
Marci J. Swede deposited Transforming Preprofessional Health Education Through Relationship-Centered Care and Narrative Medicine in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
There is increasing evidence that practitioners’ relational skills, such as empathy and reflection, improve patients’ health outcomes. Efforts to shift education toward patient-centered care in interprofessional teams have been made at the professional level, most notably in medical schools. However, reform must begin at the preprofessional lev…[Read more]
Shortly after the United States announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, mayors of global cities committed to addressing climate change via urban-scale projects aimed at promoting liveable, sustainable, and healthy communities. While such projects are taken for granted as serving the common good, this paper addresses the…[Read more]
Suraiya Rahman replied to the topic Using Humanities Content and Approach to Shape Conversations about Healthcare in the discussion Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
Hello! I’m so glad to find your thread here – I’m working on curriculum in finding meaning in medicine for residents and would love to discuss your ideas about how to go about it. The LARB article was spot on and extremely useful, and I’m reading the Permanente article as we speak. I am not able to private message you for 24hrs since I’m a new…[Read more]
An overview of proposed categories for the growing graphic medicine genre of cancer comics (i.e. cancer narratives in comic book form) and an initial theory on the significant linkage between this illness and particular medium.
This article collides St. Apollonia’s medieval passion narratives – manuscript illustrations, church screens, and paintings by Francisco De Zurbarán and Carlo Dolci – with A.L. Kennedy’s contemporary short story “Story of My Life” to find out what happens when we move beyond the theoretical violence imposed by traditional approaches to gothic studies.
The movement for Digital Social Innovation (DSI) insists on the need for a long memory to not take anything unexpected as “innovative” just because there is no awareness of what has happened before or elsewhere. In this article we want to briefly collect three case studies from the recent past that have seen social justice movements aut…[Read more]
Polling the hive mind…. Would people be willing to share here the learning objectives of your Medical Humanities programmes at your universities?
Hi, Michael. Here are the learning goals on the website for our Health & the Humanities Certificate:
After completing the certificate, you will be able to:
-Identify major developments in the history of medicine and the medical profession
-Describe how…[Read more]
Just wanted to share my review of Sari Altschuler’s excellent new book on early American medicine. She raises a lot of important methodological questions about our field, and I find myself still thinking about the suggestions/questions she raises.
Also, if…[Read more]
A comic about the power of sharing: a collaboration between figshare, Symbola Comics and La Grúa Estudio.
Concept and story by Francisco De La Mora & Ernesto Priego
Art by Cristina Durán La Grúa Estudio
Design by Daniela Rocha
Originally published as
de la Mora, Francisco et al.. “The Power of Sharing”. figshare, 21 Mar. 2018.…[Read more]
While organ transplantation has been established in the medical imagination since the 1960s, this technology is currently undergoing a popular re-imagination in the era of global capitalism. As transplantation procedures have become routine in medical centers in non-Western and developing nations, and as organ sales and transplant tourism become…[Read more]
Lois Leveen started the topic Using Humanities Content and Approach to Shape Conversations about Healthcare in the discussion Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
I’m new to the group and thought I’d introduce myself by sharing an article about some of the medical humanities work I’m doing: “Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine,” is about using poetry to facilitate discussions among physicians, among “interprofessional health care teams,” and between healthcare…[Read more]
Parables of Care presents true stories of creative responses to dementia care, told by carers, taken from a group of over 100 case studies available at http://carenshare.city.ac.uk/. Creativity, emotional intelligence and common sense are amply shown in these 14 touching and informative stories. Drawn by Dr Simon Grennan with Christopher…[Read more]
This reviewer had read Kristeva in October, 2016 in this Journal (and the review is freely available online and had garnered some small publicity). Over the last one year this reviewer has taken a very short view of her tautological work. Having read her carefully this reviewer has decided that she should be rejected as a psychoanalyst,…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Parables of Care: Instrumentality, Aesthetics and Utility in Devising a Comic for Dementia Caregivers in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
Parables of Care: Instrumentality, Aesthetics and Utility in Devising a Comic for Dementia Caregivers. PDF file.
Presented at the 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference: Access Points Seattle. Public Library Central Branch, 15th – 17th June 2017. Seattle, USA.
This set of slides was modified slightly from its original version for online s…[Read more]
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