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Resources for Classes

We can help you integrate various humanities content and activities into any class. Just ask, and we will work with you to develop a workshop or short activity that fits into your course design.

A list of current workshop and classroom topics that can be adapted for your class or group is below. Check back periodically as this list continues to grow. And remember that we can work with you to develop other ideas as well.

Workshop Topics

Narrative Medicine (Lisa Kerr)

  • Being Human (Again): An Introduction to the Health/Medical Humanities
  • Fostering Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Health Humanities Education
  • Your Story is Safe with Me: Witnessing Patient and Caregiver Narratives
  • What’s Narrative Got to Do with It? The Value of Teaching Narrative in Health Care Education
  • Managing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue through Expressive Writing
  • Expressive Writing and Healing: A Workshop for Patients and Families

Ethnography and Qualitative Research (Jennifer Bailey)

  • Qualitative Methods: Ethnographic Case Study

History (Susan Hoffius)

  • History of MUSC

Health Literacy (Monique Hill)

  • Health Literacy 101
  • Cultural Competency and Health Literacy

Rhetoric and Communication (Michael Madson/Tom Smith/Jennifer Bailey)

  • Science Writing and Communication
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Intercultural Training
  • Globalization of Higher Education
  • Integrating the Caregiver Perspective in Interprofessional Learning Experiences
  • Virtues and Values in Medicine: Developing Healing Relationships

Visual Arts (Art Educators from Gibbes Museum of Art)

  • Famous Medical Images in Art
  • A Brief History of Artists’ Study of Anatomy
  • Miniature Portrait Painting and Blindness

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Family Faculty

The following list includes topics on which “family faculty” can speak in educational settings. Some of these stories are also available from a Patient Story Library in MyQuest.

To request a speaker on one of these topics or another topic, contact program manager Caroline DeLongchamps or visit the PFCC website.

  • Inviting Families to the Table
  • Valuing Family Member’s Knowledge of Their Loved Ones
  • Practicing Empathy: Lessons from a Gastric Bypass Patient 
  • Building a Culture of Safety: Insights from a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patient
  • Blogging as Caregiver: A Father’s Reflections
  • Quality of Life in Children with Disabilities
  • Create a Comfortable Waiting Room Environment

Contact Us

Office of Humanities

Lisa Kerr


Tabitha Samuel


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