Medical Humanities: new frontier or back to the past?

Ciara Breathnach, Oonagh Walsh

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    In nomenclatural terms Medical Humanities is a relatively new discipline. Originating
    in the United States and Australia almost simultaneously, Medical Humanities is seen by many as a means of ‘making better doctors’ by adopting analytical and methodological strategies from the humanities and importing them into medical education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRestating the Value of the Humanities
    Place of PublicationDublin
    PublisherHumanities Serving Irish Society Consortium
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781905254811
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • medical humanities
    • medical practice
    • practitioners


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