Medical Humanities: Health, Healing and Well-Being
At UCI, we are uniquely poised to make distinctive contributions to the emergent field of medical humanities, along with spiritual care and medical ethics, by bringing together faculty and clinicians in the School of Medicine, School of Humanities and School of Art. The Medical Humanities Initiative’s purpose is to address complex social challenges posed by advances in biomedicine and medical research, so that medicine remains a person centered, human enterprise at the service of the sick and vulnerable patient. The initiative encompasses curricular development, research support and public programs.
Co-Directors: Doug Haynes, PhD (History); Aaron Kheriaty, MD (Psychiatry), and Johanna Shapiro, PhD (Family Medicine)
The Medical Humanities Initiative’s research and public programs are coordinated through the Humanities Commons.