As part of Emory University’s Italian Studies Summer Abroad Program, we offer opportunities for scholars and professionals from across the disciplines to engage with our students to explore communication through the arts. Through the processes of cultural estrangement, introspection and critical reflection, our explorations prove to be a transformative intellectual journey, challenging all to view the giving of care through the lens of the humanities. Core tenets of professionalism and the articulation of values and their application to ethical dilemmas are central to our discussions defined around three major themes: beauty, balance, harmony; death, dying, suffering; communication, compassion.
How do the arts speak to medicine and public health? What do we discover through the journey? We invite you to join our community, explore our digital scholarship and become part of our ongoing conversation in Italy.
Arrivederci in Italia,
Judy Raggi Moore, Phd
Professor of Pedagogy, Italian Studies
Emory University College of Arts & Sciences
Ruth M. Parker, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Public Health
Emory University School of Medicine
Parker R, Labrecque C, Candler S, Newell-Amato D, Messler J, Wolf M, Caughman S.W and Raggi-Moore J. Communicating through the arts: Lessons for medicine and public health. J of Health Communication, 2013;18(2): 139-145.