This new Handbook offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the state of the medical humanities globally, showing how clinically-oriented medical humanities, the critical study of medicine as a global historical and cultural phenomenon, and medicine as a force for cultural change can intersect and inform each other. From the Contents: 28. Relationships that Matter: Embodying Absent Kinships in the Japanese Child Welfare System (Kathryn E. Goldfarb).
This authoritative new handbook offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the state of the medical humanities globally, showing how clinically oriented medical humanities, the critical study of medicine as a global historical and cultural phenomenon, and medicine as a force for cultural change can inform each other. Composed of eight parts, the Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities looks at the medical humanities as: a network and system therapeutic provocation forms of resistance a way of reconceptualising the medical curriculum concerned with performance and narrative mediated by artists as diagnosticians of culture through public engagement. This book describes how the medical humanities can be used in and out of clinical settings, acting as a point of resistance, redistributing medicine's capital amongst its stakeholders, embracing the complexity of medical instances, shaping medical education, promoting interdisciplinary understandings and recognising an identity for the medical humanities as a network effect. This book is an essential read for all students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in the medical humanities.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Medical Humanities: A Mixed Weather Front on a Global Scale Alan Bleakley Medical humanities as networks, systems and translations 1 A Dose of Empathy from my Syrian Doctor Randi Davenport 2 The Cultural Crossings of Care: A Call for Translational Medical Humanities Julia Kristeva, Marie Rose Moro, John Odemark, Eivind Engebretsen 3 Medical Work in Transition: Toward Collaborative and Transformative Expertise Yrjoe Engestroem 4 Health, Health Care and Health Education: Problems, Paradigms, and Patterns Stewart Mennin, Glenda Eoyang, Mary Nations Democratising medicine: the medical humanities as forms of resistance 5 The State of the Union: Rigour and Responsibility in US Health Humanities Tess Jones, Delese Wear 6 The Cutting Edge: Health Humanities for Equity and Social Justice Arno Kumagai, Thirusha Naidu 7 Geography as Engaged Medical-Health-Humanities Courtney Donovan, Sarah de Leeuw 8 Challenging Heteronormativity in Medicine William J Robertson 9 Medical Nemesis 40 Years On: The Enduring Legacy of Ivan Illich Seamus O'Mahony 10 Hospitaland Jefferson Wong Medicine's metaphors and rhetoric 11 Don't Breathe a Word: A Psychoanalysis of Medicine's Inflations Alan Bleakley 12 Metaphor as Art - A Thought Experiment Anita Wohlmann 13 The Practice of Metaphor Shane Neilson 14 Medical Slang: Symptom or Solution? Nicole M Piemonte 15 Ageism and Rhetoric Judy Z Segal 16 The Rhetorical Possibilities of a Multi-metaphorical View of Clinical Supervision Lorelei Lingard, Mark Goldszmidt 17 Narratives of Anti-Vaccination Katherine Shwetz 18 Thought Curfew: Empathy's Endgame? David Cotterrell Medicine as performance and public engagement 19 The Performing Arts in Medicine and Medical Education Claire Hooker, James Dalton 20 A Manifesto for Artists' Books & the Medical Humanities Stella Bolaki 21 Grasping Emergency Care through Pop Culture: The Truths and Lies of Film, Television and Other Video Based Media Henry Curtis 22 Who is the Audience for Medical/ Health Humanities? Suzy Willson, Pamela Brett-Maclean, Bella Eacott 23 Desire Imagination Action: Theatre of the Oppressed in Medical Education Ravi Ramaswamy, Radha Ramaswamy 24 Zombie Sickness: Contagious Ideas in Performance Martin O'Brien, Gianna Bouchard 25 The Masks of Uncertainty Cara Martin Embodiment and disembodiment 26 Nobody's Home Susan Bleakley 27 Ecstasy Alphonso Lingis 28 Relationships that Matter: Embodying Absent Kinships in the Japanese Child Welfare System Kathryn E Goldfarb 29 Still Alice? Ethical Aspects of Conceptualising Selfhood in Dementia Kristin Zeiler, Lisa Folkmarson Kall 30 Body Maps: Reframing Embodied Experiences through Ethnography and Art Cari Costanzo 31 Perspectives on Olfaction in Medical Culture Crispian Neill The medical humanities in medical education 32 The 'Awe-full' Fascination of Pathology Quentin Eichbaum, Gil Pena, Leonard White, Gwinyai Masukume 33 Balancing Bioethics by Sensing the Aesthetic Paul Macneill 34 Medical Humanities Online: Experiences from South Africa Steve Reid, Susan Levine 35 "Your effort was great/ You carried me nine months": The Birth of Medical Humanities in Ethiopia Part I: 'Your effort was great' Ian Fussell Part II: Spices and Hard Questions Robert Marshall 36 Medical Humanities in Canadian Medical Schools: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities Allan Peterkin, Natalie Beausoleil, Monica Kidd, Bahar Orang, Hesam Noroozi, Pamela Brett-MacLean The patient will see you now 37 Can We Make Empathy More Intelligent? Try Social Empathy! Caroline Wellbery 38 A Letter from Marijke Boucherie to Alan Bleakley Marijke Boucherie 39 Health Humanities: A Democratising Future Beyond Medical Humanities Paul Crawford, Brian Brown 40 Doctors Need Safe Confessional and Cathartic Spaces. What We Learned From the Research Project: 'People Talking: Digital Dialogues for Mutual Recovery' Jon Allard, Michael Wilson, Alan Bleakley 41 All Thanks to the Words of a Stranger (an homage to the UK's National Health Service) Sophie Holloway Overview: celebrating the Persian Flaw 42 Negotiating Research in the Medical Humanities Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis, Ayelet Kuper, Cynthia Whitehead