Medical humanities - arts and humanistic science.

  title={Medical humanities - arts and humanistic science.},
  author={Rolf Ahlz{\'e}n},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  volume={10 4},
  • Rolf Ahlzén
  • Published 2007 in Medicine, health care, and philosophy
The nature and scope of medical humanities are under debate. Some regard this field as consisting of those parts of the humanistic sciences that enhance our understanding of clinical practice and of medicine as historical phenomenon. In this article it is argued that aesthetic experience is as crucial to this project as are humanistic studies. To rightly understand what medicine is about we need to acknowledge the equal importance of two modes of understanding, intertwined and mutually… CONTINUE READING

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