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1. Title Title of document Harnessing the medical humanities for experiential learning
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Satendra Singh; Medical Education Unit, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
 
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4. Description Abstract A month-long workshop on medical humanities was held in the Jorhat Medical College, Assam in September 2015. It employed experiential learning (both online and onsite) using humanities tools, such as the theatre of the oppressed, art, literature, reflective narratives, movies, the history of medicine, graphic medicine, poetry and diversity studies. As a result of the interactions, 28 volunteer participants, comprising students and faculty members, wrote reflective narratives on doctor​–patient relationships, produced a newsletter and a logo for their medical humanities group, and staged cultural performances and forum theatre. The narratives, participants' reflections and feedback received were subjected to qualitative analysis; the workshop was evaluated using Kirkpatrick's model. The participants learned to examine their attitudes and behaviour, communicate with their bodies, and experience respect for diversity. There was an improvement in their understanding of empathy, ethics and professionalism. The workshop achieved level-3 (behaviour) on Kirkpatrick's model, suggesting that such workshops can initiate a change in the ABCDE attributes (attitude, behaviour, communication, diversity, ethics and empathy) of medical professionals.
 
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
 
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-03-29
 
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10. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier http://www.issuesinmedicalethics.org/articles/harnessing-the-medical-humanities-for-experiential-learning/
 
11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Is regulation serving the intended purpose?
 
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