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MACIAS LLANES, María Elena. Social Sciences and Humanities within undergraduate medical education. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.1, pp. 18-44. ISSN 1727-8120.
The Medical Humanities have been understood in different ways. This paper deals with their importance for undergraduate medical education. Firstly, it analyzes their development and various readings. Secondly, it reflects on the role of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the production of health knowledge, within the political socioeconomic cultural Latin-American context. Finally, it considers their contribution to the educational processes, by way of the Center for the Development of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; BIOETHICS; EDUCATION, MEDICAL, UNDERGRADUATE.