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ERIC Number: ED233654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Humanity: Humanities 401 Syllabus.
Snowden, Fraser; Taylor, Maxine
A syllabus for the "Health and Humanities" interdisciplinary course at Northwestern State University, Louisiana, is presented. An introduction suggests that with the proliferation of technological advances in the field of health care, there is a need for reconsideration of many moral, ethical, legal, and humanistic questions. Information is presented on course objectives and requirements, texts, and grading. Topics, specific objectives, reading assignments, class organization, and discussion questions are given for the following courses: an introduction to the humanities; an overview of the many faces of health and disease; myths, models, and metaphors of health and disease; madness in historical perspective; the impact of scientific thought on the way we define ourselves; values clarification in nursing; stereotypes regarding age and sex; rights and needs of sexual minorities; cultural diversity in nursing practice; a humanistic approach to traditional medicine; the experience of illness; facing death; and the human response to epidemics. For some of these topics, bibliographies are included on monthly magazines, books, basic texts, journals, and other recommended readings. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Northwestern State Univ., Natchitoches, LA.
Authoring Institution: N/A