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Routledge handbook of the medical humanities

Edited by: Alan Bleakley

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815374619
eBook ISBN: 9781351241779
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This authoritative new handbook offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the state of the medical humanities globally, showing how clinically oriented medical humanities, the critical study of medicine as a global historical and cultural phenomenon, and medicine as a force for cultural change can inform each other.

Composed of eight parts, the Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities looks at the medical humanities as:

  • a network and system
  • therapeutic
  • provocation
  • forms of resistance
  • a way of reconceptualising the medical curriculum
  • concerned with performance and narrative
  • mediated by artists as diagnosticians of culture through public engagement.

This book describes how the medical humanities can be used in and out of clinical settings, acting as a point of resistance, redistributing medicine?s capital amongst its stakeholders, embracing the complexity of medical instances, shaping medical education, promoting interdisciplinary understandings and recognising an identity for the medical humanities as a network effect. This book is an essential read for all students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in the medical humanities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A dose of empathy from my Syrian doctor Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The cultural crossings of care Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Medical work in transition Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Health, health care, and health education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The state of the union Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The cutting edge Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Geography as engaged medical-health-humanities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Challenging heteronormativity in medicine Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Medical Nemesis 40 years on Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Hospitaland Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Don’t breathe a word Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Metaphor as art Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The practice of metaphor Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Medical slang Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ageism and rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The rhetorical possibilities of a multi-metaphorical view of clinical supervision Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The chaotic narratives of anti-vaccination Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Thought curfew Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The performing arts in medicine and medical education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A manifesto for artists’ books and the medical humanities Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Grasping emergency care through pop culture Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Who is the audience for the medical/health humanities? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Desire imagination action Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Zombie sickness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The masks of uncertainty Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Nobody’s Home Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Ecstasy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Relationships that matter Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Still Alice? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Body Maps Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Perspectives on olfaction in medical culture Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The ‘awe-full’ fascination of pathology Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Biomedical ethics and the medical humanities Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Medical humanities online Download PDF
Chapter  35:  ‘Your effort was great/you carried me nine months’ Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Medical humanities in Canadian medical schools Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Can we make empathy more intelligent? try social empathy! Download PDF
Chapter  38:  A letter from Marijke Boucherie to Alan Bleakley Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Doctors need safe confessional and cathartic spaces Download PDF
Chapter  41:  All thanks to the words of a stranger Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Negotiating research in the medical humanities Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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