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Links and Resources

  • American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities – ASBH is "a professional society of more than 1,500 individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in bioethics and the humanities." Membership can be a good way of keeping updated in the field.
  • Medical Humanities Journal – This journal began as a supplement to the Journal of Medical Ethics that is published in England. It is co-owned by the Institute of Medical Ethics and the British Medical Association and is a great place to see what is being published in the field.
  • New York University – This page from NYU is a great resource for contact information of people and programs relevant to the medical humanities, organized by state. The NYU site is also home to an extensive Literature, Arts & Medicine Database, and gives links to syllabi and other helpful information.
  • The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dept of Medical Humanities – The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University – This program provides links to resources in the area of ethics, as well as a detailed look at their curriculum and innovative Readers' Theatre program.
  • Narrative Medicine program – Columbia Presbyterian Medical – Rita Charon, the editor of Literature and Medicine, is the director of this program.
  • Medical Humanities Resource Database – UK – This page was inspired by the one organized by NYU, and includes a syllabus database.
  • Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative – The Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative is "a research and educational program committed to understanding and enhancing the patient-physician relationship. The grants and awards programs, publications, and other resources on this site are designed to strengthen this relationship, and to assist, inform, and inspire physicians, patients, and medical students."
  • Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine – Launched in 2008 by the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with educators around the country. The pieces are written by patients, physicians, students, nurses and other health professionals.
    Pulse is read for pleasure and for educational purposes. It is used to teach professionalism and the humanistic practice of medicine to medical students, nursing students and residents. It is also used in undergraduate writing courses.
    Pulse stories are short and exquisitely edited. At the same time, they explore, with authenticity and sensitivity, the impact of medical encounters on all involved.
  • Synapse – Online journal of literature and medicine.
  • University of California at Irvine College of Medicine – This site provides access to the UCI curriculum in medical humanities, as well as lectures and presentations on literature and the arts in medicine. They also offer an online journal of works created by their own faculty and students.
  • The University of Sydney – A great resource for displaying the breadth of the field of Medical Humanities. Includes a search feature for medical humanities databases.
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Consortium for Culture and Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Humanities – Provides access to their journal, The Healing Muse, as well as details of their humanities projects, research and educational programs.
  • Medical Crossfire – This site is "dedicated to medical debates and the authoritative peer exchange between specialists and primary care physicians on contemporary clinical issues." If you are interested in looking at the topics being discussed by medical professionals, then this is a good place to look.
  • The Institute for the Medical Humanities – From the University of Texas Medical Branch.