Digital Post by Ally_EdwardSaid De Jager et al. (2017) explain that digital storytelling (DST) practices are often underfunded as there is an expectation to conform to traditional research formats. This is unfortunate, as DST holds much promise for countering dominant ways of knowing. I argue that while traditional research methods in biomedicine (such as Randomized Controlled… Read More

Starting in September 2019, HLTD54 students will continue the work of submitting weekly blog entries that explore the intersection of arts, health, and illness experience in Toronto. Stay tuned for blog posts, podcasts, and video work that engages with this term’s course readings!… Read More

Post by HLTD50 student TChainz “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability” – William Osler Art is the projection of our experiences and ourselves. When I first enrolled in HLTB50, Introduction to Health Humanities, I had a revelation in which I would carry throughout my journey in becoming a Medical Officer… Read More

Post by HLTD50 student Shining_Diamond_17  What is an outlier and what makes them so special? Malcolm Gladwell, in his best-selling book Outliers, takes two definitional approaches to defining this term: In mathematics, an outlier is “a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample.” In other words, it’s a point… Read More

Post by HLTD50 student KAKhalfan Traditionally, creativity has not been seen as a type of medical practice that could better the health outcomes of patients. Doctors have been traditionally recognized for their abilities to make decisions solely through their medical knowledge and experiences (Baruch, 2017). Through this recognition, patients relay their illness through means of storytelling;… Read More