Transcripts of a Medical Education in Humanities Module: Selection of Role Plays

Transcripts of a Medical Education in Humanities Module: Selection of Role Plays

P. Ravi Shankar (KIST Medical College, Nepal), Kundan Kr. Singh (KIST Medical College, Nepal), Ajaya Dhakal (KIST Medical College, Nepal), Arati Shakya (KIST Medical College, Nepal) and Rano M. Piryani (KIST Medical College, Nepal)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/ijudh.2012070106
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Abstract

A medical humanities (MH) module has been conducted for first year students at KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal for the last four years. The students are divided into small groups and case scenarios, role-plays, paintings, and activities are used to explore MH. The module for the fourth batch of students was conducted from December 2011 to March 2012. In this article the authors provide a brief overview of the MH module, Sparshanam and the learning objectives of different sessions. They provide transcripts of some of the role plays done during the module. The role plays were conducted in Nepali with the help and guidance of the facilitators and the written transcripts in English language were provided by different student groups.
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Introduction

Medical humanities (MH) is as ‘an interdisciplinary and increasingly international endeavor that draws on the creative and intellectual strengths of diverse disciplines including literature, art, creative writing, drama, film, music, philosophy, ethical decision making, anthropology and history in pursuit of medical educational goals’ (Kirklin, 2003).

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