Medicine and the Human
The 19th Century physician and pioneer of medical education, William Osler, counselled his medical students that it was more important for them to know about the patient with the disease rather than the disease affecting the patient. Yet in the science-saturated culture in which we live, the patient is at risk of getting lost in the fog of science and technology.
How can we keep humanity in medicine?
Medicine and the Human deals with the intersection of human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology, and centres on the meaning of medicine in relation to the individual within its society and community.
The UOW School of Medicine recognises the importance of valuing the human in all medical encounters. Medicine and the Human is a medical humanities program that seeks to emphasise the human in four broad but intersecting areas of the School of Medicine’s work.