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Rising Mortality Rate Sheds Light on Need for Medical Humanities

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The record-high mortality rate is increasing demand for medical care and continually evolving how clinicians approach end-of-life care. In the School of Medicine, our students receive medical humanities education to learn how to provide holistic, empathetic are to vulnerable patients as they face the unknowns of their conditions. Continue reading (pg. 20).

Professor’s work illustrates potential of medical humanities for healing

Rachel Mindrup, MFA

Rachel Mindrup, MFA, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, has worked at the intersection of the humanities and medicine, an endeavor she will continue in her new role as Creighton’s first Deming Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities. 

Deming Gift Creates Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities

Richard Deming, MD’80

Richard Deming, MD’80, whose significant gift created the Richard L. Deming Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities, will support faculty in forming well-rounded and empathetic physicians with an education rooted in the liberal arts and Jesuit values. “What I gained through my classes on spirituality, theology, philosophy, psychology and literature has had a huge influence on my success as a doctor,” he said. “Each of these disciplines has provided me with the insight and vocabulary to connect authentically with patients and to provide healing.”

How the Humanities Could Change the Future of Healthcare

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The Department of Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine wants to ensure that generations of Creighton-educated health professionals know how to face the most difficult moments. Continue reading about the Humanities’ contributions to the future of healthcare

Piemonte Featured Guest on Humanities Podcast

Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Nicole Piemonte, PhD, assistant dean for medical education and an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education at Creighton University’s School of Medicine-Phoenix Campus, discussed medical humanities for nearly an hour and a half on a podcast.