Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John Bretton

  • Literature in medical school: why, how, and if

    Tabitha Sparks Montreal, Canada      Photography by studioapril1982 Do literature courses in medical school make better doctors? Will the doctors be more sensitive, display more empathy? If so, how is this achieved? And what is the evidence it does so? Since 1980 many educators have supported the integration of humanities coursework into medical school curricula.…