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<i>The humanities in clinical practice</i>

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780192629449
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0006
The humanities in clinical practice

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This chapter considers the relevance of literature, art, music, theatre, and philosophy. It discusses the role of literature in detail and gives some examples of poems and stories which illuminate topics in health and illness. The chapter also discusses the role of art and music in hospital settings.

Keywords: arts; humanities; music; literature; hospitals; poems; stories

Chapter.  2538 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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