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Critical orientations for humanising health sciences education in South Africa

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In this article, the authors make a case for the ’humanisation' and ’decolonisation' of health sciences curricula in South Africa, using integration as a guiding framework. Integration refers to an education that is built on a consolidated conceptual framework that includes and equally values the natural or biomedical sciences as well as the humanities, arts and social sciences, respecting that all of this knowledge has value for the practice of healthcare. An integrated curriculum goes beyon...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/medhum-2018-011472

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ORCID:
0000-0001-8647-6533
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
St Hughs College
ORCID:
0000-0001-8869-1886
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Medical Humanities Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
4
Pages:
221-229
Publication date:
2018-11-27
Acceptance date:
2018-07-24
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4265
ISSN:
1468-215X
Pubs id:
pubs:966611
URN:
uri:c794d10a-608f-4311-8f03-1b98e98783a0
UUID:
uuid:c794d10a-608f-4311-8f03-1b98e98783a0
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pubs:966611
Language:
English

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