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Medical humanities : an introduction

Author: Thomas R Cole; Nathan Carlin; Ronald A Carson
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This textbook brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. It helps to form individuals who take charge of their own minds, who are free from narrow and unreflective forms of thought, and who act compassionately in their public and professional worlds. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the book addresses undergraduate and premed students, medical students, and students  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Cole; Nathan Carlin; Ronald A Carson
ISBN: 9781107015623 1107015626 9781107614178 1107614171 1316147126 9781316147122
OCLC Number: 881167674
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. History and Medicine: --
Part II. Literature, the Arts, and Medicine: --
Part III. Philosophy and Medicine: --
Part IV. Religion and Medicine. Part I. History and Medicine: --
6. Death and dying / Thomas Cole and Benjamin Saxton --
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Part II. Literature, the Arts, and Medicine: --
7. Narratives of illness / Ronald Carson --
8. Aging in film / Thomas Cole and Benjamin Saxton --
9. Medicine and media / Nathan Carlin --
10. Poetry and moral imagination / Ronald Carson --
11. Doctor-writers / Ronald Carson --
12. Studying medicine / Ronald Carson --
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Part III. Philosophy and Medicine: --
13. Ways of knowing / Ronald Carson --
14. Goals of medicine / Ronald Carson --
15. Health and disease / Thomas Cole and Benjamin Saxton --
16. Moral philosophy and bioethics / Ronald Carson --
17. Medicine and power / Nathan Carlin --
18. Just health care / Ronald Carson --
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Part IV. Religion and Medicine: --
19. World religions for medical humanities / Nathan Carlin --
20. Religion and health / Nathan Carlin --
21. Religion and reality / Nathan Carlin --
22. Religion and bioethics / Nathan Carlin --
23. Suffering and hope / Nathan Carlin.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Cole, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Nathan S. Carlin, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Ronald A. Carson, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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