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Interprofessional Health Humanities and Ethics, Emory University

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:21 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This elective is offered in March only. Students will explore the medical humanities and ethics in practice through engaged, interprofessional clinical experiences and discussions. The course will address the theme of embracing “otherness” and reframing the patient’s story. The notion of “otherness” encompasses ideas of normal v abnormal, as well as ideas about majority v minority culture, powerful v powerlessness. Students will: 1) read fiction and nonfiction literature exploring the theme of embracing otherness and reframing illness narratives, 2) explore how concepts of otherness in healthcare has changed over time and impacted medical care, 3) participate in an interprofessional discussion with nursing students enrolled in a course on Nursing for Social Change, 4) explore otherness in several clinical contexts (e.g.: rehabilitation/disability, aging, dementia, infectious disease) and in the community; and 5) participate in the final phase of planning for and attending an interdisciplinary conference in on the theme in #1. Elective only. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

South Atlantic

University or College

Emory University

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

Interprofessional Health Humanities and Ethics

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

MDiv; PhD History of Science, PhD History

Position of Instructor(s)

Associate Director of Emory Center for Ethics; Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Nursing

Academic Year(s) Active

2020/21, 2021/22; course may be longer running, but archives unavailable.

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