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Medical Humanities


Medical humanities encompasses a wide range of topics, such as the representation of illness and disability in literature and the arts, the ethical and social implications of new medical technologies, the history of medicine and disease, the experience of illness and care giving, and the role of culture in shaping health beliefs and practices. It emphazises the importance of humanistic perspectives and critical thinking in medical education, research, and practice, and aims to promote a more holistic and compassionate approach to healthcare.

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Articles exploring subjects relating to medicine, life and the humanities.

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