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Fall 2020
Jul 01, 2022
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IDST 122 - Problem of Suffering
What does it mean to suffer? Why do some recoil from suffering while others cherish it? How do views of suffering vary across culture, religion, or philosophy? While these questions may seem esoteric and unanswerable, they become crucially important in the realm of medicine and healthcare. This course explores the problem of suffering through examination of the medical humanities, participating in reflective discussions, and tying it back to the clinical setting with real life clinical cases. Participants will be asked to engage with works of literature, film, and art that brings into relief central questions of what it means to suffer.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance, Lecture

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Medical Humanities

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