2017
DOI: 10.15694/mep.2017.000090
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Integrating humanities curricula in medical education: a needs assessment

Abstract: Background: Medicine's increasing technologic complexities can constrain medical learners' development of patient-centered communication skills, which can adversely impact patient outcomes. Although humanities-based clinical education interventions encourage reflective practice and promote the practice of holistic patient care, it remains unclear which educational interventions are the most effective.

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“…Over approximately the past hundred years or so, the integration of the humanities with medicine has been ongoing, and controversy has emerged regarding the best model of medical humanities education. Hitherto, discussions of medical humanities education have usually been limited to the elds of literature or ethics, but the task of exploring visible or operable methods is the focus of medical humanities education [9] . The SRBL method proposed in the present article is valuable in this respect.…”
Section: Limitationsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Over approximately the past hundred years or so, the integration of the humanities with medicine has been ongoing, and controversy has emerged regarding the best model of medical humanities education. Hitherto, discussions of medical humanities education have usually been limited to the elds of literature or ethics, but the task of exploring visible or operable methods is the focus of medical humanities education [9] . The SRBL method proposed in the present article is valuable in this respect.…”
Section: Limitationsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, until recently, the challenge of teaching the humanities to medical students has remained a worldwide problem that has been the subject of intense debate [7,8] . In an article published in 2017, which is titled Integrative Humanities Courses in Medical Education: A Need Assessment, Taylor and colleagues noted that although it has been widely recognized that exposing medical students to the humanities "can encourage re ective practice and promote holistic patient care practice," the effectiveness of various humanities programs remains unclear [9] .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%