ERIC Number: ED107537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Institute on Human Values in Medicine. Proceedings of the First Session, April 12-14, 1971.
Society for Health and Human Values, Philadelphia, PA.
The document relates the proceedings of the Institute on Human Values in Medicine, which explored issues involving human values (humanities) and medicine. The purpose of the first conference is to investigate some of the questions involving this relationship and to see if there is a need for better interpolation of the knowledge of the humanities within the framework of education in all of the health professions. The keynote presentation, entitled "The New Healer," examines the role and problems of physician and client, who are currently at odds on the definition of disease and health, as well as the expectations of what a health care system can or should produce. "Psychiatry and literature," the focus of the next presentation, suggests that health professionals can gain insight into the human condition by looking in-depth at human beings in a careful study of literature. The third presentation "Philosophy and Medicine," looks at some philosophical concerns which are helpful to the medical world. The document concludes with a summary of various group discussions concerned with the teaching of humanities in medical schools. The concluding address offers selective comments on previous discussions. The second and third proceedings are described in SO 007 921 and SO 007 922. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Society for Health and Human Values, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 007 921, 922, 934, and 935; Not available in hard copy, Out of Print