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Health humanities: the future of medical humanities?

Health humanities: the future of medical humanities? This discussion paper reviews and critiques literature related to the evolution of the medical humanities as an academic discipline and its contribution to healthcare provision. We argue that despite considerable advances in the field of medical humanities, needs have been identified for a more inclusive, outward-facing and applied discipline. These needs can be met in the form of what we have called the health humanities, which both embrace interdisciplinarity and engage with the contributions of those marginalised from the medical humanities - for example, allied health professionals, nurses, patients and carers. It is argued that there is a need for new thinking to develop the discipline of health humanities, to develop, provide and share research, expertise, training and education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Pier Professional

Health humanities: the future of medical humanities?

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Pier Professional
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
1361-9322
eISSN
2042-8758
DOI
10.5042/mhrj.2010.0654
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Abstract

This discussion paper reviews and critiques literature related to the evolution of the medical humanities as an academic discipline and its contribution to healthcare provision. We argue that despite considerable advances in the field of medical humanities, needs have been identified for a more inclusive, outward-facing and applied discipline. These needs can be met in the form of what we have called the health humanities, which both embrace interdisciplinarity and engage with the contributions of those marginalised from the medical humanities - for example, allied health professionals, nurses, patients and carers. It is argued that there is a need for new thinking to develop the discipline of health humanities, to develop, provide and share research, expertise, training and education.

Journal

Mental Health Review JournalPier Professional

Published: Sep 1, 2010

Keywords: Health humanities

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