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JOHANNA SHAPIRO, PHD STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: WHAT ARE THE HUMANITIES DOING IN MEDICAL EDUCATION?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  2:25–4 p.m.


Location: School of Medicine Education Bldg G650
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Category: Lecture

Description: The Narratives in Tandem Project Presents JOHANNA SHAPIRO, PHD UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM IN MEDICAL HUMANITIES & ARTS

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: WHAT ARE THE HUMANITIES DOING IN MEDICAL EDUCATION?

May 14, 2014, 2:30-4:00pm, School of Medicine, Education Building G650

In this I talk will examine the sense of dislocation that occurs when one ventures outside the comforting silo of the discipline in which one has been trained to take up residence in the “strange land” of medical education; and  the fruitful destinations to which that sense of dislocation can lead. I consider different conceptual models framing the gifts of humanities and arts that we strangers bring to medicine and its practitioners. These include: 1) doctoring as narrative – patient as text and doctor as close reader, 2) doctoring as art – patient as painting and doctor as close observer, 3) doctoring as performance – patient and doctor as jazz musicians or improv actors. I invite the audience to consider how each of these metaphors can complement a primarily biomedical understanding of doctoring; how an interdisciplinary approach to medical education that populates the strange landscape in which students find themselves with both wise locals and visitors can enrich their understanding of this complex and inspiring profession.

THE NARRATIVES IN TANDEM PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE CENTER FOR IDEAS AND SOCIETY THROUGH A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: EXPLORING THE HUMAN ENDEAVOR.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Renee DeGuire
951-827-1556
renee.deguire@ucr.edu