Craig Klugman: Future Trends in Health Humanities Publishing and Pedagogy
How might scholarly writing, textbook publishing, and pedagogical innovation contribute to the growth of the health humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary field? Keynote speakers Prof. Craig Klugman of DePaul University shared how textbooks, monographs, blogs, and other digital materials reach publication, in the context of a shared vision for the future of the health humanities. Health humanities represents an innovative interdisciplinary approach to advancing the health of populations worldwide through scholarship and practice grounded in histories, languages, and cultures. The Health Humanities Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute was created to explore this innovative field of study and research. Combining humanities and interpretive social science scholarship with clinical medicine and public health, the field of health humanities seeks to improve communication in the clinical encounter, enhance the salience and sustainability of health systems in the clinic and beyond, and strengthen existing familial, cultural, and collective resilience.