HTAG: health humanities
Are you interested in using arts and humanities-based teaching methodologies?
Do you want to enhance reflective practice, foster tolerance of ambiguity and promote more humanistic models of care in health professional learning and practice?
Come and join your ‘tribe’ at the ANZAHPE Health Humanities HTAG!
The use of arts and health humanities is gaining momentum in health professions education. Led by an interdisciplinary health professions team from Monash University with extensive collective experience in higher education teaching, arts practice and research in health humanities, the purpose of this HTAG is to provide a networking and information-sharing platform and facilitate collaboration across Australia and New Zealand. This HTAG builds upon the Ways of Seeing in Healthcare exhibition and panel discussion held as part of the ANZAHPE 2020 Conference (https://www.anzahpe.org/Ways-of-Seeing). Our long-term goal is to promote and advance health humanities research, education and practice.
Our expected outcomes are threefold:
1. Facilitate potential interdisciplinary research and education collaborations to strengthen health humanities scholarship.
2. Provide a platform to network and share evidence-based health humanities education resources and research outcomes.
3. Encourage discussion around the pedagogical and affective dimensions of health humanities in educationHealth professions educators, researchers, clinicians and students (no arts expertise required) are most welcome to join this HTAG. ANZAHPE has generously allowed non-member involvement in this HTAG for a period of 12 months while our Health Humanities network is forming.
This HTAG will aim to produce quarterly newsletters with Health Humanities education updates and participate at the annual ANZAHPE conference.
Please contact for more information Gabrielle.Brand@monash.edu
Associate Professor Gabrielle Brand
Dr Margaret Simmons
Dr Michael Leach
Dr Pam Harvey
From Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences