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Literature & medicine: humanities at the heart of health care: a hospital-based reading and discussion program developed by the maine humanities council.
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PMID:  14534088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Created by the Maine Humanities Council in 1997, Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care is a hospital-based humanities reading and discussion program for practicing health care professionals. To date, a total of 25 (65%) of Maine's hospitals have implemented the six-month program at least once, reaching over 900 participants. At the monthly meetings, participants discuss assigned readings-works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction that illuminate issues central to caring for people. Scholars selected to facilitate the discussion foster nonhierarchical, wide-ranging discussions of the texts. Participants connect the world of science with the world of lived experience and engage with humanistic perspectives and insights that help them do their work better. Literature & Medicine is unique in promoting statewide programs that involve a heterogeneous mix of veteran health care professionals. The program has been or will be implemented in seven other states, and organizers are exploring further expansion of the program through a national institute.
Victoria Bonebakker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1040-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-09     Completed Date:  2003-11-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Maine Humanities Council, Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, Portland, Maine 04102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Allied Health Personnel / education*
Attitude of Health Personnel
Education Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
Humanities / education*
Medicine in Literature*

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