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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondHello!! Everyone! Welcome back to this class! Today, I'm going to introduce you a comparative approach to the development of medical humanities in the the United States and Taiwan.

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsSo... I think that is toby is the highly related to the rise of professional culture and its institutionalization. Let's go back to the history, the Protestant ethic adopted a secular position to view individual financial responsibility.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 secondsHence, medical professionalism signified a new historical moment that the moral undertaking of placing patients interests first required the use of collective power to stipulate commonly agreed upon fee-for-service scale, and that, this is the rational as well as a material foundation of ethical practices. When the model of interest politics was established in America, it became the foundational model for professional society with global influences. So... In this class, I would like to remind you either professional identities in Taiwan, or its counterpart in the State, has a common origin which is a German style of medical practice, briefly speaking. However, such kind of common origin have to go through different culture schemas, which highlight the importance of local wisdoms and practice.

Skip to 2 minutes and 13 secondsIn this sense, both countries go through a very similar development pace, which is the rise of professionalism and the emergence of medical humanity. And finally, pave a way to the development of about bioethics.

Skip to 2 minutes and 37 secondsSo, let me introduce you, in the State, the concepts of medical humanities imply enhancing capacities to face new technological developments and the environmental challenges. As we are cultivating a high degree of self-reflection in the medical profession. When it's in Taiwan. The restoring the medical field's tradition of humanism and the social concern has become a dominant theme of educational reform in the field of medical humanities. So, we may see medical humanities as a new intellectual movements in both countries. So... Looking at the development of the US professionalism.

Skip to 3 minutes and 45 secondsIt began at Flexor Reports. At that time, the department of social medicine is established in medical schools, especially for those model ones. And then, the rise of organized medicine is become permanent issues and also accompanied with the medicalization critiques. So, medical humanities can be seen as reform within and pave a new way for the emerges of bioethics development.

Skip to 4 minutes and 32 secondsIn this course, we would like to remind you a kind of contrast of context approach. Then, we can see, in Taiwan, there are multiple origins in shaping its medical fields. And the modernization with cultural movement is prevealing from time to time. And after the World War II, the rise of authoritarian, from China to Taiwan, is the major issue. And the afterward, here is a democratic movement till now. That highlights the very important intellectual in the political horizon in the country. And during the process, medical humanities emerged and followed by all kinds of efforts in bioethics. So, the US professional education was established on the foundation of liberal education. And the social medicine becomes an essential component in medical schools.

Skip to 5 minutes and 55 secondsEstablish of social medicine departments at the various medical schools can be regarded as commitment to medical social contracts in medical education. So, the modern medical professions in the States, which follow the western political discourses. The larger produce field begins with the literature sphere, then bourgeois political public spheres emerge. In the States, the public identity comflicts between individual liberalism and the communitarian welfare was driving force for social change in the States. So... That paves a very important the context for the emergence of the US professionalism.

The development of medical humanities

Medical humanities, an interdisciplinary field of medicine, includes humanities, social science, arts, and their applications to medical education and practice. There is no universally agreed definition of the medical humanities.

In this week, I will introduce the development of medical humanities in the US. Also, I would like to introduce the development of it in Taiwan as well.

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Medical Humanity: Engaging Patients and Communities in Healthcare

Taipei Medical University

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