The Department of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University offers a curriculum designed to provide medical students with a core knowledge in the humanities, emphasizing application of the content and methodologies of humanities disciplines to the practice of medicine. These humanities disciplines include: ethics, health policy, medical history, medical jurisprudence, psychosocial care, and religious studies.
Bethany Spielman and Carolyn Pointer, Medical Humanities, co-authored an article that was published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Journal of Clinical Ethics titled “Gender and Race in the Timing of Requests for Ethics Consultations: A Single-Center Study” by Bethany Spielman, Christine Gorka, Keith Miller, Carolyn A. Pointer, and Barbara Hinze.
TED Talk: Living, Dying and the Problem with Hope
Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Head of Palliative Care at the University of Virginia, believes that accepting dying as a part of life allows us to achieve a fuller and richer life with the days that we live.
Sound & Query features an interview with Penny White, from the Department of Medical Humanities, about the problem of food insecurity and what can be done locally to help.
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Dr. Christine Todd interviews Dr. Charles Ellington about the program that confers a medical degree and a legal degree upon the student:
Carolyn Pointer, JD, Assistant Professor in Medical Humanites, discusses the importance of law and medicine working together for medical students as well as for the community.
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Stacy Sattovia, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, discusses patient safety with Christine Todd, MD.
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