Why Health Sciences Students Need the Humanities
This presentation touches on why humanities programs and education are necessary for students interested in health sciences: for instance, that the various humanities disciplines allow students to study the social, cultural, ethical and historical dimensions of how doctors, patients, and communities understand the lived experience of health and disease; that the humanities engender critical thinking and interdisciplinary approaches: and that subject covered in the humanities, such as aspects of history and race, and how that legacy of harm to underrepresented groups results in continued health disparities today, helps expand critical health science students critical thinking and compassionate learning.
Cooper Owens, Deirdre, "Why Health Sciences Students Need the Humanities" (2021). Lectures and Presentations: Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library. 1.