Humanities in Medicine making of a caring and mature physician

Avinash Supe


Medical Humanities is being introduced in medical curriculums over the past 30 years in western world. In India, now there are few centers, which have started department of Medical humanities. It is claimed that the medical humanities in a medical school curriculum can develop attitudes related to regular work of a clinician and contribute equally to personality development. The evidence for this claim is not very strong but subjective feedback is positive. It is recommended that activities related to humanities in medicine should be introduced in every medical college with aim of improving quality and attitudes of medical graduates.


Keywords: Medical Humanities Curriculum, Art of Medicine

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