Humanities in Medicine – What’s emotion got to do with it?
Guest Artist: Lauren Mitchell
Tuesday, December 11
1:00 – 3:00 pm
UNTHSC IREB 350
How do you teach empathy? How do you get your medical students and residents to buy in to extra training around what they have falsely been told are “soft skills,” like patient communication?
How do you create a medical community that prioritizes humility and compassion in addition to scientific prowess? This two-hour workshop will provide skill-building steps for faculty wishing to incorporate the literary and philosophical into their medical school curricula. We will work with several short articles that demonstrate how communication skills and empathetic practice are bolstered by a cross-disciplinary approach, and enhanced by a practice of close reading and reflective writing..