Teaching Humanities to the Students of the Medical Faculties, Reasons and Why

Aldo Torsoli


There are many reasons to include a programme of human sciences, literature and art in the undergraduate medical curriculum. In the present text, the implications of three reasons are described, namely the increasing demand of health by a rapidly changing society, the need for practising whole person medicine and for improving in the doctor the rational and moral awareness of his/her clinical objectives. The possible ways of introducing humanities in the medical curriculum, some international experiences and the role of Medical faculties in interacting with other University disciplines are discussed. 


Key words: Human Science - Literature - Undergraduate Medical Teaching 

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