The teaching of medical humanities


  • There was only beauty, peace, and the grandeur of death

  • The vivid human drama taking place is equally instructive

  • The jargon of the wards can dehumanise patients

  • Humanities must engage the right brain so powerfully that resistance is overcome

  • Professionalism and virtue ethics are better modelled than taught

  • The ‘hidden curriculum’ can easily undermine the formal one.