Title: Narrative Medicine and Medical Humanities - Syllabus
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Title: Narrative Medicine and Medical Humanities - Syllabus
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Creator: Stoyan-Rosenzweig, Nina
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2009
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Narrative Medicine and Medical

Humanities Syllabus

NOTE: In order to register officially for this class you must see
AMY ROBERSON in the Medical Education office.

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Goals of course
Summer Narrative medicine

Explore arts and humanities as a means to relax and reduce
stress

Explore the role of narrative in improving understanding of
patients and the patient experience

Explore the role of arts and humanities in improving medical
practice, eg observational skills

Explore ways in which the humanities can improve
understanding of social and cultures issues affecting health and
the delivery of health care

Explore specific issues vital to the understanding of health and
the delivery of health care

Fall and Spring Narrative medicine

Explore the role of narrative in improving understanding of
patients and the patient experience

Explore the role of arts and humanities in improving medical
practice, eg observational skills

Explore ways in which the humanities can improve
understanding of social and cultures issues affecting health and
the delivery of health care









Explore specific issues vital to the understanding of health and
the delivery of health care

Requirements

First and Second year Students

Students taking this course in the fall or spring of their First or Second
year of medical school need to do several things in order to earn 2
credits.

Attend a minimum of 9 monthly book, movie, and patient
narrative discussions(3 of each), and 3 other events (history of
medicine lecture series, etc). This means a minimum of 12
attendances. Be sure to sign in on log sheet, or contact
instructor if you do not see the sheet.
The dates of these discussions and lectures will be posted on the
online calendars. I also will send out email reminders a week
prior to each discussion, and to alert you to special events.
Participate in the discussions. If you are uncomfortable speaking
up in front of a relatively large group- or find you think of great
things to say after the discussion, or just want to contribute
more-, there will be small group discussions meeting 3 times in
the course of the semester. Please contact Nina Stoyan-
Rosenzweig to schedule. If you have any questions about level of
participation, also please contact me.
Lead a group discussion or complete 2 write ups of course
materials. These write ups can describe the books and movies.
or the patient narratives/discussions.

Summer narrative medicine students must:

Attend 12 sessions (distribution will be discussed in class)

Complete a creative expression project.

Produce 2 write ups or lead a discussion or attend 16 or more
sessions.

The credits earned in this course count toward the credits required for
the 4th year. A student may earn up to 4 credits by enrolling in the
course for two semesters.








Logistics: copies of movies and books will be placed in the Maren
Reading Room. Please be sure to sign out the material when you
borrow it. Also, if you take the movie to watch the night before
discussion, be sure to contact your classmates and arrange for a group
viewing.

4th year Narrative Medicine Elective-
Student projects

4th year Narrative Medicine Elective- Student projects

Projects (be sure to download and refer to this pdf describing project,
and submit your description for approval before beginning project)
must address an issue related to humane medical practice, narrative
medicine and empathy, arts and medicine or medical humanities. They
need not take the form of a formal, academic paper although the
amount of time and intellectual effort required to complete a project
should be roughly equivalent to that of a research term paper with a
minimum of 10 sources. If a project takes on a life of its own and
clearly will require far greater expenditure of effort, then it may be
possible and in fact necessary to sign up for other credits at a different
time. For instance, if students want to conduct a multiple series of
surveys of fellow students throughout their medical student career or
over a longer period of time, then they may need to work out a way of
extending credits.

The projects will need to focus on a specific aspect of narrative
medicine and in some way to demonstrate understanding of the goals
and aims of narrative medicine and medical humanities. Non-UF 4th
year students interested in taking this elective need to clear the
elective with their school, receive approval from the UF Medical
Education Office (Amy Roberson aroberso(ufl.edu) and have their
project proposal approved by the elective director before proceeding.

Areas for which a project can be shaped include:

Empathy
Empathy and consciousness
Physician-patient relationship
Cross cultural medical issues and needs
History of medicine
Literature and medicine
Art/photography and medicine









Medical training and medical school curriculum
Reflection and reflective practice

Students shaping a project need to produce a brief description that

Details the project and activities needed to complete it
Describes the project goal
Discusses how the project will help the individual student learn
about narrative medicine and reflective practice

Examples of projects:

Research UF- COM/HSC history and conduct an oral history
interview.
Prepare an art/photography exhibit for the Maren Room with
related commentary or brochure and design for discussion
workshop on topic.
Design, conduct and analyze medical student survey on issues
related to reflective practice/narrative medicine.
Design study/paper on aspect of medical practice, and conduct
discussion or workshop.
Develop a presentation on an aspect of medical humanities that
is of interest to you.
Develop a workshop for integrating music into narrative
medicine curriculum.


Questions? Contact Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, 846-1360,
nstoyan@ufl.edu




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