Whither (Whether) Medical Humanities? The Future of Humanities and Arts in Medical Education

Johanna Shapiro, PhD

This special issue of Journal for Learning through the Arts focuses on the uses of literature and arts in medical education. The introductory article addresses current debate in the field of medical humanities (MH), namely the existential question of what is the purpose of integrating humanities/arts in medical education; and then examines how the submissions included in the issue illuminate this conversation.

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