Volume 15, Issue 4 (Winter 2021)                   jmed 2021, 15(4): 287-293 | Back to browse issues page

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Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Sociology and Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, Corresponding Author , asadati@yazd.ac.ir
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Introduction: Medical humanities are one of the most important interdisciplinary issue. Since the most important discussion in this field is how to achieve it, the purpose of this study is to analyze it from the perspective of humanities facaulty members in the Iran.
Method: The present study is a national wide qualitative study that was conducted in 2019. Considering the saturation criterion, data were collected through 22 semi-structured interviews and two open questionnaires from the participants. Study analysis was performed by thematic analysis method.
Results: The participants were critical of the current situation of medical humanities in the country because there was no effective and serious relationship between humanities and medical sciences. Four themes were extracted: institutional knowledge development, neighborhood (non-institutional development), rules and politics, and culture.
Conclusion: The development of medical humanities requires macro-policies in the country to be done with organizational institutional support. In these policies, proximity between the two areas and attention to the field of culture are also suggested. In this regard, it is suggested to have a native approach in returning to the traditions and roots of humanities and especially the history of literature in medical education.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/08/10 | Accepted: 2020/11/11 | Published: 2021/03/18

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