PROGRAM: Literature & Healthcare

Presented by:
Alabama Humanities Alliance
Local Partner: Hospitals Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, Professional Development, War/Veterans Audience: Medical, Veterans

Since 2012, AHF has partnered with Veterans Administration centers in Alabama to offer the Literature and Health Care program. This reading and discussion program benefits both medical personnel and their patients. Humanities-based programs for healthcare workers have proven to have a significant effect on the way participants understand their work and their relationships with patients and with each other. The ultimate beneficiaries of the program are veterans as participants gain enhanced understanding and empathy for their patients.

The program is offered at the following VA centers: