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Electives - Humanities and Ethics in Medicine
Perspectives on Suffering: A Guided Exploration
Elective Number: 3531 (lottery)
Course Supervisor: Dr. Geoffrey Smith
Course Contact: Dr. Marcia Childress
Duration: 2 weeks
Available: Rotation 12B (SMD18 & SMD19)
Report to: Geoff Smith, MD
Time to Report: TBD (note: the course involves a total of eight seminar sessions over the two weeks; seminars will normally be at least two hours in length.)
Place to Report: TBD
Suggested Preparatory work: Cassell, EJ. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. N Engl J Med 1982; 306:639-645
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: Minimum of 3, Maximum of 10
Work: Specific Tasks: Reading; participation in class discussions and related activities; independent preparation of assigned work for classes; preparing and presenting a report to the class; reflective journaling; attending Medical Center Hour programs.