Special Issue "Health Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in the Baltic Rim"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Humanities".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2023) | Viewed by 250

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Rolf Ahlzén
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Guest Editor
Centre for Assessment of Medical Technology in Örebro (Camtö), University Hospital of Örebro, Örebro, Sweden
Interests: medical humanities; medical ethics
Prof. Dr. Olaf Dammann
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Guest Editor
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Interests: philosophy of epidemiology and health data science
Center for Health Ethics, Law and History, Institute of Health Sciences, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: medical ethics; human research ethics; bioethics; medical humanities
Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Interests: medical ethics; public health; reproductive ethics; medical research ethics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Medicina is devoted to how the humanities reflect on the growth and progress of medicine. Various urgent questions are relevant to the understanding of the role of health humanities on medical faculties, on humanities and social science institutions, and in the public debate. The intention of this Special Issue is to search for answers, albeit necessarily provisional and tentative, to questions like:

  • What is the goal of health humanities? Is it to reform medicine? Is it to provide the academic community with good humanities research? Is it to empower the ill and oppressed?
  • How are health humanities best taught in medical education and in other fields of education? Do we want many different models or would a certain uniformity be preferable?
  • In which direction do we want health humanities to develop?

By looking at the situation in the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, we believe that a broad range of ideas and models might emerge that will stimulate critical reflection. We invite health humanities scholars from these countries to reflect on the above questions and provide their experience and perspectives. We hope that this array of perspectives may contribute to a lively and illuminating debate on the present situation and future of health humanities.

Prof. Dr. Rolf Ahlzén
Prof. Dr. Olaf Dammann
Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas
Dr. Signe Mežinska
Guest Editors

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  • Baltic Rim countries
  • health humanities
  • medical ethics
  • bioethics
  • philosophy of medicine
  • history of medicine
  • arts and medicine
  • medical anthropology
  • sociology of health and illness

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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