ERIC Number: ED107538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Institute on Human Values in Medicine. Proceedings of the Second Session, April 26-28, 1972.
Society for Health and Human Values, Philadelphia, PA.
This document reports on the second session held by the Society for Health and Human Values. The aim of the meeting is to concentrate on specific measures for achieving a human-values orientation within the varied settings of medical education. Specifically, the following questions are raised: Why human values studies in medical education? How are matters concerning human values best taught and learned in medical education? What are the resources and impediments both inside and outside the institution? In the first presentation, "The Liberation of Imagination" the author suggests that the problem is theoretical -- that what is being sought is a new kind of intelligence. "Medicine and Humanism: Evolution in Process," the second presentation, proposes that those in medicine must learn to cooperate together, as do those in the larger fields by human endeavor. Group reports are included which focus on the rationale, process, and context for teaching human values in medical schools. The document concludes with background papers prepared for the second session of the institute which are self-descriptive reports of human values teaching in 11 program schools of medicine. (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 007 920-922, 934, and 935; Not available in hard copy, Out of Print