ThreadsSeptember 7, 2022 2022-09-07 7:40
What is the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Thread?
Bioethics is an examination of the ways in which the practice of medicine, medical research, patient rights, science, law, and ethics have informed each other as well as how they are situated with society (via sociological paradigms like symbolic interactionist theory).
Medical Humanities, on the other hand, assesses the relationship between art(the arts), philosophy, and medicine through time. The nexus of these two disciplines provides students with the tools they need to provide empathetic, compassionate, and holistic care to their patients. It also gives them a practical understanding of the legal and/or ethical limits of that care. Thus, they are afforded the opportunity to continue to nurture their humanistic skill set while also anchoring their professional identity formation.