Humanities

Resources for publication: Medical Humanities

Happy New Year! We begin this year on the Humanities blog with a list, of course. But first, a little background. My first narrative, non-fiction piece was written in the middle of the night after a long day of work. I’d just seen a young man suffering from terminal cancer during a Palliative Care consultation and was haunted by the experience. After a few hours of writing, I uploaded my draft to the author’s submission page at the Annals of Internal Medicine, and clicked send…. Continue Reading

Humanities Resources

By Virginia Aita, PhD MSN Medical Humanities resources are abundant for those interested in writing, teaching or just enjoying the materials that are available.  Three resources are listed below. One of the richest repositories of literature and arts is known as the New York University Literature, Arts and Medicine Database located at: http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Main?action=new This database contains literature, information about authors, and a reading room for those interested in the intersection of literature and medicine. A similar collection of works of arts, information about the artists,… Continue Reading

Humanities: A Perspective

Many of the members of the Humanities Council will be posting their perspectives on the Humanities in medicine. This week, we welcome Virginia Aita. By Virginia Aita, PhD MSN Virginia is both a nurse and a scholar. Her areas of expertise are in health care humanities and ethics. She is involved in two areas of research including exploring the integration of the arts and humanities with clinical care and in exploring ideas that shaped the history of nursing care. A renewed interest in the “medical… Continue Reading