2017 Humanities in Medicine Symposium

October 27, 2017 - 9:00am to October 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Abstract:  The 2017 conference will focus on how the health humanities can address differences among cultures and value systems in the healthcare workplace and beyond.  The conference seeks to identify tools to address the concept of otherness and celebrate difference and to offer strategies for sustaining empathy in challenging situations—strategies that may be employed in healthcare practice, education and research.  What notable examples exist in the health humanities that demonstrate cross-cultural engagement or alternative ways of thinking about differences, and model collaborative meaning-making?  Who are the key practitioners who show us how to cross disciplines, blur the boundaries of otherness and listen authentically to other perspectives?  How can the health humanities assist us in acknowledging bias and approaching patients and peers with openness and respect while sustaining empathy?

Location and Address

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN