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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine is dedicated to advancing humanism in medicine and society.

Its mission is translational. Unlike humanities departments at liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities, which focus on the foundational role of the humanities in general education and the training of disciplinary undergraduate and graduate students, Humanities at the College of Medicine applies humanistic methods and knowledge to the education of medical students and residents and to research projects in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

The department is known for its innovative scholarship on graphic medicine, end-of-life care, child-abuse education, medical controversies in the public sphere, Alzheimer’s care, nursing and nurse relationships, institutional betrayal and medical student professional identity formation.

Its faculty have expertise in literary study, cultural theory, clinical and research ethics, psychology, anthropology, nursing, creative writing, law and women’s studies.

The faculty comprises 10 primary faculty members with more than 20 joint faculty members from clinical and basic science departments. Humanities is the institutional home for the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Research Consultation Service at the College of Medicine, as well as the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Physicians Medicine & Life Sciences
Advance Care Planning Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical Education Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Life Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

Photo of James Ballard

James Ballard, MD

Person: Academic

19752016
Photo of Cheryl Dellasega
19862018
Photo of Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman, MD, MA

Person: Academic

20122018
Photo of Daniel George

Daniel George, MSc, PhD

Person: Academic

20062019

Research Output 1972 2019

Acute Postoperative Pain Management After Major Limb Amputation in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report

Grap, S., Fox, E., Freeman, M., Blackall, G. & Dalal, P., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. 34, 4, p. 801-809 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phantom Limb
Acute Pain
Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
Amputation

Adaptation and Preliminary Validation of the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey for Surrogate Decision Makers

Van Scoy, L., Day, A. G., Howard, M., Sudore, R. & Heyland, D. K., May 1 2019, In : Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 57, 5, p. 980-988.e9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
Chronic Disease
Surveys and Questionnaires

Advance Care Planning Among Patients With Advanced Cancer

Schubart, J. R., Levi, B., Bain, M. M., Farace, E. & Green, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Oncology Practice. 15, 1, p. e65-e73

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Advance Directives
Physicians
Decision Support Techniques
Neoplasms

An Analysis of Recruitment Efficiency for an End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Randomized Controlled Trial

Stewart, R. R., Dimmock, A. E. F., Green, M., Van Scoy, L., Schubart, J. R., Yang, C., Farace, E., Bascom, R. & Levi, B., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 36, 1, p. 50-54 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Terminal Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research
Research Personnel

Barriers to compliance with emergency department discharge instructions: lessons learned from patients’ perspectives

Schenhals, E., Haidet, P. & Kass, L., Jan 24 2019, In : Internal and Emergency Medicine. 14, 1, p. 133-138 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Compliance
Interviews
Primary Health Care
Decision Making
1 Citation (Scopus)

Beyond Burnout: A Physician Wellness Hierarchy Designed to Prioritize Interventions at the Systems Level

Shapiro, D., Duquette, C., Abbott, L. M., Babineau, T., Pearl, A. & Haidet, P., May 1 2019, In : American Journal of Medicine. 132, 5, p. 556-563 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Physicians
Safety
Electronic Health Records
Patient Satisfaction
Mental Health

Comics as an Educational Tool on a Clinical Clerkship

Joshi, A., Hillwig Garcia, J., Joshi, M., Lehman, E., Khan, A., Llorente, A. & Haidet, P., Jun 15 2019, In : Academic Psychiatry. 43, 3, p. 290-293 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Clerkship
Students
student
Medical Education
Psychiatry

Community preceptor perspectives on recruitment and retention: The CoPPRR study

Minor, S., Huffman, M., Lewis, P., Kost, A. & Prunuske, J., May 1 2019, In : Family medicine. 51, 5, p. 389-398 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Personal Autonomy
Motivation
Teaching
Medical Students
Physicians

Projects 1995 2021

abuse
learning
abuse of children
physical disability
cause
Advance Care Planning
Decision Making
Caregivers
Decision Support Techniques
Research Personnel
Advance Care Planning
Decision Support Techniques
Advance Directives
Software
Economics
CD-ROM
Genetic Testing
Breast Neoplasms
Education
Counseling
Neoplasm Genes
Breast Neoplasms
Education
Genetic Testing
Genetic Predisposition to Disease