Centering Patients, Revealing Structures: The Health Humanities Portrait Approach

This paper introduces an innovative curricular approach—the Health Humanities Portrait Approach (Portrait Approach)—and its pedagogical tool—the Health Humanities Portrait (HHP).

In this article, we provide an innovative curricular intervention called the Health Humanities Portrait Approach (hereafter Portrait Approach), developed by health humanities scholar Sandy Sufian, that deploys a compelling pedagogical tool—the Health Humanities Portrait (HHP)—to move health professions education beyond the format and objectives of conventional clinical cases.

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Dr. Sandra Sufian Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

May 8, 2018

“Human Story of Illness” develops a new approach to health humanities education for physicians-in-training.

Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois-Chicago professor Sandra Sufian was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives for Hispanic-Serving Institutions program, a mechanism intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities in higher education.

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