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ERIC Number: EJ1094981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Medicine and the Silent Oracle: An Exercise in Uncertainty
Belling, Catherine
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v2 n1 Article 3 2006
This article describes a simple in-class exercise in reading and writing that, by asking participants to write their own endings for a short narrative taken from the "Journal of the American Medical Association," prompts them to reflect on the problem of uncertainty in medicine and to apply the literary-critical techniques of close reading both to the content and the form of a story that describes and enacts the challenges of making decisions in the face of uncertain knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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