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Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture

Teaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture

Editors: Kendal, Evie, Diug, Basia (Eds.)

  • Contains a mix of empirical research studies in education, film and literary textual analyses, literature reviews and practical classroom activities 
  • Will be of interest to educators in medicine and literature, film and media studies, but also the general public and students. It is written at an accessible level for all of these audiences
  • Covers popular media in various forms, including film, social media, and advertising. It contains data that can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of all of these forms on education
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About this Textbook

This book demonstrates how popular culture can be successfully incorporated into medical and health science curriculums, capitalising on the opportunity fictional media presents to humanise case studies. Studies show that the vast majority of medical and nursing students watch popular medical television dramas and comedies such as Grey’s Anatomy, ER, House M.D. and Scrubs. This affords us with a unique opportunity to engage and inform not only students but the general public and patients further downstream. This volume analyses examples of medical-themed popular culture and offers various strategies and methods for educators in this field to integrate this material into their teaching. The result is a fascinating read and original resource for medical professionals and teachers alike. 

About the authors

Evie Kendal is Lecturer for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Hospital Centre at Monash University, Australia, teaching into the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree programs. Dr Basia Diug is Senior Lecturer and Deputy-Head of the Medical Education Research and Quality unit (MERQ), at Monash University, Australia.​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Use of Popular Culture in Medical and Health Education

    Kendal, Evie (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Family Presence During Resuscitation on Prime-Time Media

    Lederman, Zohar

    Pages 17-36

  • The ER Effect: How Medical Television Creates Knowledge for American Audiences

    Bodoh-Creed, Jessica

    Pages 37-53

  • WhyZombie? Zombie Pop Culture to Improve Infection Prevention and Control Practices

    Zimmerman, Peta-Anne (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

  • Celebrity? Doctor? Celebrity Doctor? Which Spokesperson is Most Effective for Cancer Prevention?

    Woods, Candice-Brooke (et al.)

    Pages 71-98

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65451-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65450-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture
Editors
  • Evie Kendal
  • Basia Diug
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65451-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65451-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-65450-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 171
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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