Jane Desmond, Ph.D. // Is our medical training, medical practice, and our research in the health humanities adequately recognizing and responding to moral stress? Are some populations, specialties, or jobs within healthcare more likely to experience it? [How] can we imagine future systems of care that alleviate this type of stress among practitioners?
Author: Jane Desmond
Professor of Anthropology and Gender/women's Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagn, and Director, Human-Animal Studies @ Illinois initiative through the Center for Advanced Study. Affilliate faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine and in the College of Fine Arts.
“Real Doctors Treat More than One Species”: Modeling Medical Creativity
Jane Desmond, PhD // If you stroll the campus of a U.S. College of Veterinary Medicine (back when strolling was allowed in pre-pandemic times) you might spot a T-shirt with a striking message printed in bold lettering across the front: “REAL DOCTORS TREAT MORE THAN ONE SPECIES.” Debates about who is a “real” doctor, what…
Towards a More-than-Human Medical Humanities: An Invitation and Provocation
Jane C. Desmond // Have you ever done a CAT scan on a cat? When we hear the term “medical humanities,” we usually think of humans, but the post-humanist turn in the humanities alerts us that we live and practice in a more-than-human world.[i] Over the next few essays, I’ll share perspectives and provocations for…