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MDM3 9560/9561 - Medical Humanities & Clinical Bioethics

Recommended Textbooks

Recommended Readings - Journal Articles

Svenaeus, F.  Hermeneutics of Medicine in the Wake of Gadamer: The Issue of Phronesis, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 2003 24(5):407-31. 

Siddiqui, G.   Lessons from a “Difficult Patient",  New York Times October 21, 2022  New York Times, October 18, 2022, updated October 21, 2022.  

Kruser, JM  Reconsidering the Language of Serious Illness.  JAMA 2023. 330(7):587-8.

Mazza, DN.  Your Son is Very Sick Boy: What One Says Matters. JAMA 2023 330(8):695-6.

Charmmas, D.  The Stories We Tell Ourselves.  JAMA 2023 Jun 20;329(23):2019-2020.

Brooks, D  Wisdom Isn’t What You Think It Is.   New York Times, April 15, 2021.

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