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Literature and Medicine

A Practical and Pedagogical Guide

  • Ronald Schleifer
  • Jerry B. Vannatta
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Narrative and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 3-30
  3. The Logic of Making a Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 33-49
  4. Professionalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 53-65
  5. Building the Patient-Provider Relationship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 69-80
    3. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 81-90
    4. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 91-108
    5. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 109-120
  6. Everyday Ethics of Medical Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 123-135
  7. Vicarious Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 139-146
    3. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 147-158
    4. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 159-169
    5. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 171-179
  8. Mistakes in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 183-195
  9. Death and Dying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 199-236
  10. Postscript: The Fulfillments of Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Ronald Schleifer, Jerry B. Vannatta
      Pages 239-241
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 243-297

About this book

Introduction

Literature and Medicine: A Practical and Pedagogical Guide is designed to introduce narrative medicine in medical humanities courses aimed at pre-medicine undergraduates and medical and healthcare students. With excerpts from short stories, novels, memoirs, and poems, the book guides students on the basic methods and concepts of the study of narrative. The book helps healthcare professionals to build a set of skills and knowledge central to the practice of medicine including an understanding of professionalism, building the patient-physician relationship, ethics of medical practice, the logic of diagnosis, recognizing mistakes in medical practice, and diversity of experience. In addition to analyzing and considering the literary texts, each chapter includes a vignette taken from clinical situations to help define and illustrate the chapter’s theme. Literature and Medicine illustrates the ways that engagement with the humanities in general, and literature in particular, can create better and more fulfilled physicians and caretakers. 


Keywords

literature and medicine medical humanities health humanities premedical education medical education compassionate care compassion in healthcare narrative medicine patient-physician relationship medical ethics professionalism in medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald Schleifer
    • 1
  • Jerry B. Vannatta
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19128-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19127-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19128-3
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