Literature, history and the humanization of bioethics

Bioethics 25 (2):112-118 (2011)
This paper considers the disciplines of literature and history and the contributions each makes to the discourse of bioethics. In each case I note the pedagogic ends that can be enacted though the appropriate use of the each of these disciplines in the sphere of medical education, particularly in the medical ethics classroom.1 I then explore the contribution that both these disciplines and their respective methodologies can and do bring to the academic field of bioethics. I conclude with a brief consideration of the relations between literature and history with particular attention to the possibilities for a future bioethics informed by history and literature after the empirical turn
Keywords narrative  literature  researching education  history  bioethics  pedagogy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2010.01818.x
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