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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


More discussion guides coming soon…