The role of imaginative literature in clinicians' professional lives. Towards a randomised controlled study.Exploratory Award
Professor Brian Hurwitz, King’s College London
Professor Anne Borsay, Swansea University
Professor Martyn Evans, Durham University
Professor Corinne Saunders, Durham University
Dr Neil Vickers, King’s College London
Professor Rolf Ahlzén, Karlstad University
Professor Adrian Renton, University of East London
Dr John Salinsky, London General Practitioner and Balint Society
Professor Anne Scott, Dublin City University
Dr David Stone, King’s College London
Dr Jamie Whitehead, King’s College London
A Science in Culture Theme Exploratory award enabled this project team to hold two interdisciplinary workshops to consider methodological obstacles to measuring the impact of collective literary study on clinicians’ professional lives. Participants including literary scholars, academic specialists and health practitioners took part in the study.
Two interdisciplinary workshops were held in May and June 2012 to consider methodological obstacles to measuring the impact of collective literary study on clinicians’ professional lives. The workshops were specifically interested in whether it would be possible to set up a controlled assessment to measure such impact. The participants included literary scholars, academic specialists in the health humanities from medicine and nursing, a trials methodologist, GPs, a hospital doctor, philosophers, as well as clinicians and physicians who teach literature as part of professional medical training.