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Medical Humanities References

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Curran M. A call for increased librarian support for the medical humanities. United States; 2012 Jul 1;100(3):153–155. PMCID: PMC3411265

Dennhardt S, Apramian T, Lingard L, Torabi N, Arntfield S. Rethinking research in the medical humanities: a scoping review and narrative synthesis of quantitative outcome studies. England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2016 Mar 1;50(3):285–299. PMID: 26896014

Doukas DJ, McCullough LB, Wear S. Perspective: Medical education in medical ethics and humanities as the foundation for developing medical professionalism. PHILADELPHIA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012;87(3):334–341.

Ellis L. Using the Arts and Humanities to Build Resilience and Well-Being and Reduce Burnout in Pediatrics Health Leaders [Internet]. Available from:

Fagiolo S. Telling lives in medicine: the impact of biography collections in medical education. United States: Sofia Fagiolo; 2021 Jul 1;109(3):510–513. PMCID: PMC8485942

Glazer S. Graphic medicine: comics turn a critical eye on health care. United States; 2015 Jun 1;45(3):15–19. PMID: 25944203

Hirsch EM. The Role of Empathy in Medicine: A Medical Student’s Perspective. United States; 2007 Jun 1;9(6):423–427. PMID: 23218048

Howick J, Zhao L, McKaig B, Rosa A, Campaner R, Oke J, Ho D. Do medical schools teach medical humanities? Review of curricula in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. England: The Authors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2022 Feb 1;28(1):86–92. PMID: 34105226

Kasten-Mutkus K, Saragossi J. The Interdisciplinary Academic Library: A Medical Humanities Case Study. BALTIMORE: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2021;21(1):113–125.

Moniz T, Golafshani M, Gaspar CM, Haidet P, Sukhera J, Volpe RL, de Boer C, Lingard L. The Prism Model for Integrating the Arts and Humanities Into Medical Education. United States; 2021 Aug 1;96(8):1225. PMID: 33538485

Moniz T, Golafshani M, Gaspar CM, Adams NE, Haidet P, Sukhera J, Volpe RL, de Boer C, Lingard L. How Are the Arts and Humanities Used in Medical Education? Results of a Scoping Review. United States: by the Association of American Medical Colleges; 2021 Aug 1;96(8):1213–1222. PMID: 33830951

Wald HS, McFarland J, Markovina I. Medical humanities in medical education and practice. England; 2019 May 1;41(5):492–496. PMID: 30134753

JAMA Network

Explore Medical Education Articles from JAMA Network

THE ARTS AND MEDICINE - Explore essays addressing the interface between arts, culture, and medicine, including movie and book reviews and rare glimpses into the therapeutic application of arts to the human body.

HUMANITIES - Explore the humanities throughout The JAMA Network, including essays and poetry about having and caring for illness, history of medicine, and reviews of arts events.

NARRATIVE MEDICINE - Explore JAMA’s A Piece of My Mind essays, real-life stories from physicians about the joys and challenges of practicing medicine in the modern era.

A PIECE OF MY MIND - Explore this long-running JAMA series devoted to telling stories about the joys, challenges, and hidden truths of practicing medicine in the modern era.

POETRY AND MEDICINE - Explore poems in JAMA written by artists and physicians to address the experience and meanings of healing and illness.


Black Health and Medical Humanities

Balhara KS, Ehmann MR, Irvin N. Antiracism in Health Professions Education Through the Lens of the Health Humanities. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Jun;40(2):287-299. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2021.12.002. Epub 2022 May 5. PMID: 35659401.

Patera E. Can Emphasis on Medical Humanities Potentially Help Combat Racism in the Clinical Setting? Med Sci Educ. 2022 Oct 19;32(6):1565-1566. doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01663-1. PMID: 36532384; PMCID: PMC9755376.

Health Humanities: An Anti-Racist Response to the Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education - Oh, the Humanities! (OTH)

How to Read a Medical Study in Black History Month - Sarah Berry (Synapsis)


Banner O. Structural Racism and Practices of Reading in the Medical Humanities. Lit Med. 2016 Spring;34(1):25-52. doi: 10.1353/lm.2016.0001. PMID: 27545475.

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