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UC Medical Humanities Consortium

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Works: 13 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 699 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Biography 
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Most widely held works by UC Medical Humanities Consortium
The healing art of writing( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pieces in The Healing Art of Writing bring together caregivers and patients who share a passion for writing about the mysterious forces of illness and recovery. A belief shared among all contributors is that being cured of a disease is not the same as being healed, and that writing poetry and prose brings us to a place of healing. Our subject is the body, our medical experiences widely diverse; our goal is to express through literature what happens when a physical or mental anguish disrupts our lives
Health citizenship : essays in social medicine and biomedical politics by Dorothy Porter( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights and responsibilities of health citizenship are increasingly at the forefront of public policy debates concerning disease prevention and health management. These debates have global implications for prosperity, equality, and stability in dramatically changing demographic, economic, political and ecological environments. This collection of essays are intended to lead the reader to an understanding of the history of public health, the rise of the modern state, the role of the social sciences in population health promotion, and the changing social contract of health citizenship in industrial and post-industrial societies --
Clowns and jokers can heal us : comedy and medicine by Albert Howard Carter( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the cover. Why do we tell jokes about dcotors and hospitals? Why do patients often initiate humor with healthcare workers? Howard Carter presents and analyzes humor inside and outside of the hospital. He argues that rituals of comedy affirm our humanity, aid healing, and should be routinely part of medical care. Carter discusses a wide range of comedy: the work of a hospital clown, ER humor that ranges from the playful to the harsh, humor that breaks taboo, humorous uses of imagery, character, and story, Freudian attacks, and jokes about sex, aging, and deathl. Humor, he finds, helps us deal with difficult subjects, creates social bonds, and affirms positive values. Because humor frees our imaginations and gives us pleasure, it provides a humane context for maintaining health when we are well and for healing when we are sick
HIV essentials by Paul E Sax( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the latest guidelines for managing HIV, covering such topics as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, resistance testing, complications in different parts of the body, and procedures to follow during a pregnancy
Paths to innovation : discovering recombinant DNA, oncogenes, and prions in one medical school, over one decade by Henry R Bourne( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In less than a decade, scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) learned how to clone DNA, founded the company that created the field of biotechnology, identified the first cancer genes, and made the heretical discovery that a protein by itself can transmit an infectious disease. The discoveries of Herbert Boyer, Michael Bishop, Harold Varmus, and Stanley Prusiner show that real innovators require freedom and time to tackle hard problems in their own way"--Page 4 of cover
To feel what others feel : social sources of the placebo effect by Stewart Justman( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is it that people in search of healing were at one time able to experience the therapeutic effects of "animal magnetism"? The evidence suggests that those who went in for treatments we would now call placebos didn't feign their sensations but felt what they supposed others felt; they reacted as social beings. In one way or another, so do we today. But while the feeling of membership buoys us and may contribute to health, that is not all it can do, medically speaking. In this study a humanist looks at the placebo effect, taking into account both its history and its ambiguity and bringing out the more questionable potential of some health fashions, trends, and movements of our own time
The Firefly Project : conversations about what it means to be alive by Cynthia D Perlis( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Firefly Project: Conversations about what it means to be alive, presents true dialogues about living and dying, hopes and dreams, grief and loss. These stories show human beings connecting through the old-fashioned art of letter-writing. Adults with life-threatening illnesses move beyond ideas of themselves as ill or disabled, and discover they have much to give back. Their correspondents - teenagers and medical students, none of whom have yet met their pen pals in person - discover empathy and find time to focus on others rather than exclusively their own thoughts and concerns, grappling with difficult questions about patients' experiences. The Firefly Project has become a repository of intergenerational dialogues full of rare and compassionate insights into the meaning of life, illness, and death
What to read on love, not sex : Freud, fiction, and the articulation of truth in modern psychological science by Edison K Miyawaki( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traverses the boundaries of Freudian concepts, religious experience, art, and modern neuroscience to examine the significance of love
Patient poets : illness from inside out by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Patient poets: Illness from inside out' invites readers to consider what caregivers and medical professionals may learn from poetry by patients. It offers reflections on poetry as a particularly apt vehicle for articulating the often isolating experiences of pain, fatigue, changed life rhythms, altered self-understanding, embarrassment, resistance, and acceptance. The chapters discuss poems that represent a particular dimension of the experience of illness or disability -- foreboding, isolation, fear, shame, wry humor, acceptance, deepening self-knowledge."--Back cover
At work in the world : proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health : from the international conference that took place in San Francisco, CA, USA, June 19-22, 2010 by International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Prevention( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health travels : Cuban health(care) on and off the island( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays challenges static and binary discourses regarding the Cuban healthcare system, bringing together papers that paint a nuanced and dynamic picture of the intricacies of Cuban health(care) as it is represented and experienced both on the island and around the world
The supreme triumph of the surgeon's art : a narrative history of endocrine surgery( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell me again : poetry and prose from the Healing Art of Writing, 2013 by Joan Baranow( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For more than a decade The Healing Art of Writing conference has sought to strengthen compassionate understanding between healthcare providers and those who seek a state of well-being beyond the reach of surgery or pharmacology. Together, the participants share the belief that being cured of disease is not the same thing as being healed, and that a practice of expressive writing promotes both spiritual and physical healing. The writings presented at the 2013 conference, collected here in Tell Me Again, are a powerful testament to that belief. Within these pages you will hear, again and again, words of truth, words that uplift, words that heal
 
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U.C. Medical Humanities Consortium

University of California Medical Humanities Consortium

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