Health Humanities

18 October 2021 10:00 - 15:00
Online - Teams

Medicine is a powerful science, able to save, change and improve countless lives. But, as the current pandemic, the health and well-being of individuals is not dependent only on effective medical interventions.

Human life, patients’ response to treatments and the patient-physician relationship all involve a range of values that are outside the immediate scope of the medical science. The integration of humanities, traditionally engaged with the exploration of such human values, in healthcare recognises and emphasises the importance of such values for the medical act, and provide for a more balanced relatiohship between patient and physicians’ interventions.

10:00 - The Doctor as a Humanist: Why the Medical Humanities are more important than ever

Dr. Jonathan Jonathan McFarland (Dept. Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad, Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, Director of Foundation “Doctor as Humanist”)

10:30- Why do the humanities have to prove their raison d’etre (do they need to?) in medical education? The case of depression

Dr. Attila Bánfalvi (Department of Behavioural Sciences, Medical School, University of Debrecen, Hungary)

11:00 - Pain sensation and pain education from the perspective of medical humanities

Dr. Csathó Árpád (Department of Behavioural Sciences, Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary)

11:30 - Q&A

12:00 - The applicability of philosophy in medicine: Abortion, Gender theories and Human Enhancement

Dr. Soheil Jazbani (Division of Psychiatry, Department for Mood Disorders and Psychosis, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway)

12:30 - Widening the boundaries of bioethics with involving the health humanities approach on a higher level

Dr. Laki Beáta (Department of Behavioural Sciences, Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary)

13:00 - Integrating Health Humanities into Medical Education

Dr. Emil C. Toescu (Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences Program, University of Birmingham, Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries, Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary)

13:30 - Q&A

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