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Journal of Medical Humanities

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 5–14 | Cite as

Medicine and Humanities: Voicing Connections

  • Christina M. GillisEmail author
Article

Abstract

Accepting as a given that the humanities disciplines are not product or “results” driven, this paper argues that the core of an interdisciplinary field of medicine and humanities, or medical humanities, is an interpretive enterprise that is not readily open to quantitative assessment. A more humanistically oriented medical practice can derive, however, from the process that produces new insights and works toward the development of a new, mutually shared, and humanizing language.

Keywords

Medical humanities Interdisciplinary studies Humanistic language Healthcare Medical education Clinic 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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