Health Humanities

A section of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144).

Section Information

Health humanities is an interdisciplinary field that explores connections between medicine, health sciences, the arts, philosophy, social sciences, and other areas of human culture. The core of health humanities is a cross-cutting analysis of medicine and the health sciences as a cultural phenomenon and reflection on the diversity of human experience of health and illness. The goal is to generate and incorporate new knowledge into treatment practices, health research, medical curricula, public health, and other domains. Such analyses involve various perspectives from both inside and outside of medicine.

The “Health Humanities” Section of Medicina offers authors an opportunity to submit different types of articles, including original research articles, reviews, case studies, commentaries, and invited editorials. The Section features pieces that explore a variety of topics in both well-established and newly emerging areas of health humanities and provides a space for scholarly discussions for experienced as well as early career scholars in the field.

We believe that health humanities hold huge potential for implementing humanistic values in medical education and for the professional formation of physicians as humanists. It is our hope that by providing a forum for high-quality research and novel ideas, the “Health Humanities” Section of Medicina will contribute to exciting academic discussions, the development of the field, and ultimately to better ways of practicing healthcare, research, and education.


  • philosophy of medicine
  • medical epistemology
  • medical ethics
  • bioethics
  • gender and health
  • history of medicine
  • narrative medicine
  • medical anthropology
  • sociology of health and illness
  • medicine and art
  • education in health humanities

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