Arts and humanities education is widespread in undergraduate but almost nonexistent in postgraduate medical education where it is arguably more helpful. This book fills that gap. It covers a wide range of arts and humanities subjects including film, theatre, narrative, visual art, history, ethics, and social sciences. Each chapter provides not only 1) a literature review of the relevant subject in postgraduate medical education and, where helpful, undergraduate medical education but 2) a theoretical discussion of the subject as it relates to medicine and medical education 3) challenges to implementing arts and humanities programming and 4) appendices with a number of different and relevant resources as well as sample lesson plans. There is a chapter on the use of humanities in interprofessional education, a domain whose importance has recently gained prominence. Finally there are also chapters guiding the medical humanities educator on evaluating the impact of their programs, an ever-present challenge, and on the thorny issue of how to fund programs in medical humanities.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why Are the Health Humanities Relevant (and Vital) in Postgraduate Medical Education?
- 2 Redirecting the Clinical Gaze: Film as a Tool of Critical Reflection in Residency Training
- 3 Narrative Medicine in Postgraduate Medical Education: Practices, Principles, Paradoxes
- 4 “Learning on the Job”: Ethics in Postgraduate Medical Education
- 5 The Visible Curriculum
- 6 Teaching the Social Sciences in Residency
- 7 The Use of Theater with Medical Residents: An Embodied Approach to Learning about Self and Other
- 8 Promoting Collaborative Competencies: Using the Arts and the Humanities to Enhance Relational Practice and Teamwork
- 9 Teaching History of Medicine/Healthcare in Residency
- 10 Difficult Conversations: Evaluating the Medical Humanities
- 11 How to Fund and Promote Arts-Based Initiatives in Postgraduate Medical Education