Exploring the “norms” or principles of bioethics, health law and international human rights is central to personal and professional development courses of contemporary medical schools. Despite the increasing popularity of using the insights of fine art and literature (particularly through resources such as the New York University Literature, Arts and Medicine Database1), how these dovetail with the former objectives remains something of an academic puzzle. Further, curricula use of the medical humanities often meets with scepticism and disinterest from exam-oriented students.
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