Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary field in which both the humanities (medical ethics, health law and the history of medicine) and social sciences (medical sociology and medical anthropology) are included. It includes ethical and legal dilemmas and contributes to scientific and societal issues. It is within the Julius Center especially on medical ethics, health law and medical history.
The main teaching contribution by the department is the compulsory 8-week course on medical humanities in the medical curriculum. There are many contributions to other courses as well.
The main areas of research for the medical ethics group are research ethics, end-of-life ethics and ethics in relation to care for the elderly.
Program co-ordinators: Prof. J.J.M. (Hans) van Delden, MD, PhD, and prof. F.G. Huisman, PhD. For more information contact mrs. H. Meegdes - Kuiperij.