Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades

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This chapter looks back at some of the earliest attempts by the first generation of literature-and-medicine scholars to answer the question: Why teach literature and medicine? Reviewing the development of the field in its early years, the author examines statements by practitioners to see whether their answers have held up over time and to consider how the rationales they articulated have expanded or changed in the following years and why. Greater emphasis on literary criticism, narrative ethics, narrative theory, and reflective writing has influenced current work in the field in ways that could not have been foreseen in the 1970s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages31-48
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781137519887
ISBN (Print)9781137519870
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Narration
Medicine
Teaching
Why-questions
Reviewing
1970s
Theory of Narrative
Literary Criticism
Reflective Writing
Narrative Ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Jones, A. (2017). Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades. In New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies (pp. 31-48). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51988-7_3

Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades. / Jones, Anne.

New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 31-48.

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Jones, A 2017, Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades. in New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 31-48. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51988-7_3
Jones A. Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades. In New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 31-48 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51988-7_3
Jones, Anne. / Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades. New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 31-48
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