The Humanising Healthcare Forum seeks to give students the space, content and guidance to broaden the scope of their learning and development in medical school.
Discussion and reflective groups will explore moral philosophy, sociology, art and critical thinking. Regular involvement in the community will facilitate ‘Service Learning’ to stimulate ideas of effective healthcare delivery in the modern health climate. Students are encouraged to develop their sense of meaning and purpose in work and wider life, facilitating the move away from exam-motivated knowledge acquisition towards a more conscious form of learning founded on their values. The teaching of meditation and authentic reflection is designed to stimulate personal enquiry, cultivating self-understanding, enhancing self-esteem and developing sustainable coping mechanisms. This forum is a space to ask big questions, and to think about bringing the delivery of meaningful healthcare back into the realms of art, philosophy and culture.