The Human Touch, the literary and arts anthology of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is now available for free at the information desk of the campus bookstore, Building 500, first floor.
The journal strives to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy and self-reflection to promote humane medical care by offering an outlet for creative expression of the connections among patients, family and health care professionals. The works foster an understanding of cultural and social contexts of the experiences of illness and the way medicine is practiced.
Writings and artworks are juried anonymously. Editors are students in the School of Medicine, staff and faculty of the Anschutz Medical Campus. Authors and artists are students, staff, health professionals, and patients from the CU community.
The publication is being offered free to members of the community through the generous support of the School of Medicine. The Human Touch is produced by the Art and Humanities in Health Care Program (Therese Jones, Ph.D., director, and H.N. Claman, M.D., associate director) of the Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
A copy of the anthology also is available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library, in the Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection. The collection is located in the Third Floor Special Collections Room, call number WZ 350 U58h. An electronic copy will be available in the Digital Collections of Colorado, at http://goo.gl/8WEcS.