Reading and DiscussionExploring Ideas through Books
Healthcare and Humanity
In healthcare, we confront some of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience: wellness, death, ethical behavior, control, suffering, loss, need. Because of these complexities, which often raise more questions than provide answers, the practice of medicine and healthcare is as much an art of human kindness and communication as it is a science. These four books, all used to acclaim in VHCs Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare program, speak to the experiences of the patient, the families, and the people providing care.
Books in this Series
- John Berger, A Fortunate Man
- Marianne Paget, A Complex Sorrow
- Cathy Crimmins, Where is the Mango Princess?
- Margaret Edson, Wit
- Atul Gawande, Being Mortal
- Suzanne H. Brown - Travel radius: statewide
- Merilyn Burrington - Travel radius: Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle
- Elayne Clift - Travel radius: Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor
- Rachael Cohen - Travel radius: statewide
- Mary Hays - Travel radius: Caledonia, Orange, Washington
- Cheryl Heneveld - Travel radius: Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans
- Gina Logan - Travel radius: statewide
- Deborah Lee Luskin - Travel radius: statewide (negotiable)
- Jim Schley - Travel radius: statewide
- Lesley Wright - Travel radius: statewide
How to Book this Series
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