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AC-258909-18
The Human Story of Illness: Health Humanities Portraits for Physicians in Training
Sandra Sufian, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Immigration, Identity and Thinking Critically about Difference Teaching Guide (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Immigration, Identity and Thinking Critically about Difference Teaching Guide
Author: Rebecca Garden, PhD
Abstract: Learning Objectives Contextualize cultural differences that are often isolated, essentialized, sensationalized, and objectified as ethical dilemmas. Explore cultural specificity and the socially constructed nature of bodies and bodily functions. Explore the subjectivity of the narrator. Identify hierarchies, power, and authority in the narrative’s representations of social interactions and their broader historical and social influences on health and healthcare. Explore the ambiguity and nuances of the ethical and social issues in the HHP to develop interpretive and analytical skills of students.
Year: 2018
Audience: Graduate

Rural Populations: Using Performance Studies to Understand Treatment and Access to Care Teaching Guide (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Rural Populations: Using Performance Studies to Understand Treatment and Access to Care Teaching Guide
Author: Gretchen Case, PhD
Abstract: This Health Humanities Portrait includes the transcript of a spoken narrative, performed by two natives and current residents of a rural, remote county in western North Carolina. Although you are reading a transcript, the orality of the story remains important as we talk through the events described here. In telling the story, IP is performing it. She is also describing multiple performances of medical care in an emergency room, where she is alternately participant and observer. The story IP tells addresses the multiple, complex, and often conflicting identities that come with the roles that one takes on in a small community. IP also draws our attention to the way privacy and confidentiality are perceived and performed in a tightly constructed social environment. Finally, the story IP tells allows us to think about the ways in which rural and remote health care is circumscribed by geography and distance.
Year: 2018
Audience: Graduate

Global Poverty and Women’s Health: Highlighting Untold Stories Teaching Guide (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Global Poverty and Women’s Health: Highlighting Untold Stories Teaching Guide
Author: Ellen Amster, PhD
Abstract: Learning Objectives Identify the structural influences (poverty, women’s status, politics, history) that impact women’s health and clinical outcomes, particularly in global settings. Consider and define gender as a category of health analysis. Discover how structural health issues are refracted by gender, how women’s health must be understood through the prism of the family for most women in the world. “Women’s status” as a health variable. Learn about dilemmas and issues in global health research and work through the example of Muslim women and birth outcomes: NGOs, medical tourism, culturally-different patients. Understand that structural factors are primary to health outcomes, not culture, but culture and structure are intertwined in individual people’s life experience. Use history as a health research methodology, to reveal structural impacts on individual women’s health, to understand constraints on women as health actors, to see the impact of macro-level events and economics on individual women’s bodies. Consider the positionality of the physician, given the structural nature of gender and health
Year: 2018
Audience: Graduate

A Critical Framework for Building Health Humanities Portraits (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: A Critical Framework for Building Health Humanities Portraits
Author: Sandy Sufian, PhD, MPH
Abstract: Premise of Health Humanities Portrait Approach The Health Humanities Portrait (HHP) approach starts with the premise that medical training needs to be more deliberately tied to the contextual, ethical, and affective aspects of illness experiences and that it demands a critical examination of storytelling itself. Aim of Health Humanities Portraits To cultivate in trainees the contextual and structural competency skills necessary to acknowledge and understand the broad patterns that impinge upon the illness experience, that structure the clinical encounter, and that influence diagnosis and treatment.
Year: 2018
Audience: Graduate

Framework for Teaching Guide (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Framework for Teaching Guide
Author: Sandy Sufian, PhD, MPH
Abstract: The teaching guide that accompanies Health Humanities Portraits (HHP) development has three purposes: 1. To layout the principles and process of building the HHP (for faculty core and future faculty engaging in HHP development). 2. To map out the plan and substance of the HHP. 3. To consider any revisions to pedagogical approach or to the HHP itself for a medical student classroom.
Year: 2018
Audience: Graduate


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