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Medical Humanities

Bibliothécaire / Librarian

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Marie-Cécile Domecq
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Health Sciences Library Hours

Hours : 

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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What is Medical Humanities

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Medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts) and their application to medical education and practice. 

Medical humanities research is approached differently from the natural sciences, where data and hard evidence are required to draw conclusions. Because the human experience cannot be adequately captured by facts and figures alone, humanities research employs methods that are historical, interpretive, and analytical in nature.

Those engaged in humanities research pose questions about common assumptions, uncover new meanings in artistic works, or find new ways to understand cultural interactions. They are interested in raising questions and offering strong but tentative answers, not indisputable solutions.

The TMC Library Health Sciences Resource Center. (2015). Medical humanities. Retrieved from

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