I am working on developing a 3 credit (40 hour) course dealing with literature/media and health care. As a seminar/general studies-type course, students would primarily include nursing students but might also include other students, such as human services majors who may go on to become social workers and some pre-med students.
I've read many books, articles, poems and short stories and have also seen several documentaries, television series, and pieces of artwork all reflecting various aspects of health care. For this course, my goal is to include a combination of material that will not be overwhelming but yet will provide a nice sampling of what is out there and be meaningful and useful.
I'm interested in hearing what specific material (books, articles, short stories, television series episodes, etc.) all of you think would be perfect for this type of course (and why, if you are feeling particularly ambitious
). The material can be from the patient's perspective, family perspective, nurse's perspective, a third-party perspective, or any combination thereof. (I have some in mind, but I want to see if I'm thinking along the same lines as others, too.)
I appreciate the input!
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but here is a reference to an article about the film's portrayal of nurses:
Stanley, D.J. (2008). Celluloid angels: A research study of nurses in feature films 1900-2007. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(1), 84-95.
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