Role of the humanities in the education of health professionals

Philip Mosley

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In the education of health professionals, the study of the humanities has been generally overlooked in favour of an intensive scientific training. In recent years, however, both the establishment of the medical humanities as an academic discipline and changing medical expectations on the part of health professionals and public alike have renewed the relevance of the humanities to professional education. While sounding a cautious note on the methods of (re) incorporating the humanities into the curriculum, the article concludes by encouraging educational institutions, especially in the UK, to assist in the further development of the discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalMedical teacher
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Professional Education
Health Education
health professionals
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Curriculum
Public Health
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Mosley, Philip. / Role of the humanities in the education of health professionals. In: Medical teacher. 1989 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 99-101.
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