Discussion Guides

After each Medical Humanities Chat, the readings, discussion questions, and comments are synthesized into a discussion guide. These discussion guides can be used to bring #medhumchat to your classroom, clinic, and community.

 
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with special guest Dr. Utibe R Essien
Poetry: Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
Prose: Racism and the Off-Duty Doctor by Sriram Shamasunder
Prose: A Tough Mind And A Tender Heart by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 
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Poetry: The Rabbit by Mary Oliver
Poetry: Bone by Mary Oliver

 
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Poetry: The Performance by Rafael Campo
Prose: The Beat Goes On by Suleika Jaouad

 
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with special guests Dr. Kelly Doran and Dr. David Rosenthal
Poetry: A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor by Bertolt Brecht
Poetry: A Bed for the Night by Bertolt Brecht

 
 
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with special guest Dr. Zachery Sager
Prose: selections from God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
Prose: Nurturing Medicine by Zachary Sager

 
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Poetry: Pain Has an Element of Blank by Emily Dickinson
Prose: The Pain Scale by Eula Biss

 

Coming soon…

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

with special guest Leo Brown, MPH
Prose: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy