Reports of the Institute on Human Values in Medicine
About the Collection
By the early 1970s, the emphasis on technological advances in clinical medicine was obscuring the traditional humanistic values that had been the cornerstone of medical education.
The Society for Health and Human Values' Institute on Human Values in Medicine (IHVM) was created to explore creative methods to reintegrate the humanities into medical education. IHVM’s fellowship program – a “dialogue between the disciplines” endeavor – sponsored humanities specialists to go on hospital rounds and medical professionals to study the arts and literature. IHVM board members and staff also conducted “resource visits” to medical schools across the country, broadening the reach of the IHVM fellows’ activities.
The reports of the IHVM fellows documented their interdisciplinary efforts, and proposed various applications of their experiences for improving medical education.
For a comprehensive description of the programs of the Institute on Human Values in Medicine, see:
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(Institute of Human Value in Medicine; Society of Health and Human Values, 1974-05)In June, 1973, the Institute on Human Values in Medicine selected eighteen individuals to whom it awarded its first Fellowships in Human Values and Medicine. Funds for these awards were provided by the National Endowment ...
(Institute of Human Value in Medicine; Society of Health and Human Values, 1973-10)The 1971 and 1972 sessions of the Institute on Human Values in Medicine were national conferences attended by humanists and medical educators who explored together ways in which human values could be studied in a meaningful, ...
(Institute of Human Value in Medicine; Society of Health and Human Values, 1975)Over a period of four years the Institute on Human Values in Medicine has conducted many conferences and visits on medical campuses designed to encourage the development of teaching programs in human values in medical ...