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Literature and Narrative Medicine, Des Moines University
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This course is designed for students to explore the rich field of Narrative Medicine. Intended for medical students and allied health professions students with an interest in literature, the course will deal with the vast literature of medicine and human suffering. The course is given in a seminar format, with opportunities for discussion of how the stories we tell affect and underpin contemporary medical practice and health care. Elements of the course include completion of assigned readings, class discussion, writing from prompts, and group discussion of classmates' writing. Elective only. For media coverage about this course, see https://web.archive.org/web/20220530155408/https://www.dmu.edu/blog/2014/07/power-story-healing/. 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 https://postdiscipline.english.ox.ac.uk/. Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.