Hippocrates once said, “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there also is love of humanity.”
Six years ago on 1st April, when few of us at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi sat together and discussed medical humanities (few articles, and poetry and their role in health care), people considered us as fools. We persisted, learned from our mistakes, and tried to evolve more. Six years later on the same 1st April today, we are happy to launch our open access journal on medical humanities and medical education.
Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME) is the scientific journal of the Medical Humanities Group of the Medical Education Unit, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, University of Delhi.
The journal represents all those who want to engage in professional and public discussion on the important role of medical education research, and the medical humanities, in medical education. Thus, educators, students, patients, policy makers, and other stake holders are invited to contribute.
AIMS AND SCOPE
RHiME is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal. To ensure national and international relevance, the journal has Advisory Board members from all around the country and the world. To name a few- Paul Lazarus (Past President, Association of Medical Humanities), David Elpern, John Sullivan, Rebecca Garden, Ravi Ramakantan, P Ravi Shankar, Tejinder Singh, Rakesh Biswas, Vinay Kumar, Vinay Rajput, BV Adkoli, Radha Ramaswamy, and Vasumathi Sriganesh.
RHiME aims to encourage contributions from, and discussion between, teachers and students, doctors and patients, the sick and their care- providers, and between health policy makers and policy users.
It seeks, predominantly, to explore and advance medical education research, and the evolving field of Medical Humanities; “medical humanities” is broadly defined as the application, to medical education and to medical practice, of the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
The Editorial Board invites authors to submit work relating to Medical Education, Bioethics, and Medical Humanities (including, but not limited to, History of Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Patient Stories, Graphic Medicine, Theater of the Oppressed, Disability Studies, and Poetry). Authors exploring the role of arts-based interventions in medical education are encouraged to submit.
The first editorial raises the question – Why Medical Humanities?
CALL FOR PAPERS
We request medical professionals and students to contribute articles under the following sections:
- Original Articles
- Student Original Articles
- Review article: systematic critical assessment of literature/artwork/film/practice
- Narrative Medicine [either in English or an Indian Vernacular language (with translation into English)]
- Brief Communication
- Poetry and Prose [either in English or an Indian Vernacular language (with translation into English)]
- History of Medicine
- Chhayankan (Visual Art)
- Announcements and News
The articles can be submitted via our online system. There are no submission, publication or processing charges.
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