Third Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference

September 26-27, 2013, Western Michigan University

Proponents of medical humanities contend that the humanistic dimensions of medicine and health are a critical component of those disciplines; not only do these dimensions help us to understand the very nature of medicine and health, their apprehension allows caregivers to relate to their patients, to treat those patients with respect and dignity, and to provide more holistic and empathetic care. The Third Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference aims to explore a range of themes within the medical humanities. A primary focus will be on emergent technologies in health care and humanities, and how these affect patient care, the patient experience, and the effectiveness of the practice of health care, though proposals in any area of medical humanities are welcome.

Posted: September 13, 2013