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Description: The movements of narrative medicine and health humanities have made clear the benefits of the fields to students and future healthcare providers. While these fields are increasingly taught together in English departments, the growing numbers of students of Spanish who are preparing themselves for careers in healthcare also need a range of classes to study medical issues in Hispanic cultures and language. Panelists demonstrate the variety of approaches and issues they have used to integrate medical Spanish and health humanities into the curriculum.


Jill Suzanne Kuhnheim, U of Kansas


Helen Tarp, Idaho State U

Joan Clifford, Duke U

Patrick Ridge, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State U

Kathryn J. McKnight, U of New Mexico, Albuquerque