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Location: Health Humanities Lab@FHI in Room 0037A, Trent Hall (310 Trent Drive) We seek participants for a regular meeting time. We are exploring two options: Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm, or Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00. Please email Health Humanities Lab Manager Kat Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in participating, and your schedule availability. We look forward[…]
Neil Prose, a co-director of the Health Humanities Lab, was recently interviewed on how cultivating curiosity can improve the relationship between patients and their healthcare providers. He specifically discussed how curiosity causes people to empathize with others, thus creating healthier, more meaningful patient-physician interactions. To listen to the full 22-minute discussion, visit this webpage.
Craig Klugman, of DePaul University, recently published an article titled “The Health Humanities and the Future of Publishing,” with the Franklin Humanities Institute. To give it a read, visit this page.
HHL Co-Director Dr. Neil Prose recently taught a course in Chile on respectful maternity care. Early in his career as a pediatric dermatologist, Neil Prose realized that the part of medicine he enjoys most is connecting with his patients. He noticed, though, that while he viewed relationship-building as about half of his work as a[…]
On May 30th, 2018, HHL Co-Director Neil Prose spoke at the University of Amsterdam in a multidisciplinary roundtable on the topic of Respectful Maternity Care. The last decade there has been a gradual, partial shift in the field of global maternal health: from a focus on reducing maternal deaths to fostering respectful maternity care. A[…]
Thursday, February 15th On Thursday Feb 15, at 5 pm, please join us to end the work day with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in “The Doctors Are In,” a talk show-style discussion series between Duke humanities faculty and physicians. This time, surgeon Lola Fayanju and historian Laurent Dubois discuss race and postcoloniality. The parking lots[…]
The Franklin Humanities Institute and the FHI Health Humanities Lab are pleased to announce the Humanities Futures Capstone Conference “HEALTH HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: BREATH, BODY, VOICE” September 14 to September 16, 2017 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina healthhumanitiesandsocialjustice.com The conference is a culminating event of the 2014-2017 Mellon-sponsored Humanities Futures initiative at the Franklin[…]
Funding for the Humanities Will Continue By: Joseph McNicholas, Ph.D., M.B.A. Director, Research Opportunities Franklin Humanities Research Center On March 16, 2017, President Trump’s revealed his “skinny budget” to Congress. In this first step of the federal budget season, the President proposed to completely de-fund the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment[…]
MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse who uses comics to contemplate the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement. Her clinical nursing experience is in HIV/AIDS care and hospice care.[…]
Dr. Neil Prose, a core faculty member of the Health Humanities Lab, is currently teaching a Duke freshman seminar as part of the Focus program. The course, “Singing the Same Song” provides a global perspective on empathic and effective communication between providers and patients. Dr. Prose brought his students to the Nasher Museum and they[…]