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|Title||Clio in the Operating Theatre: Historical Research, Emotional Health, and Surgical Training in Contemporary Britain|
Arnold-Forster A. Clio in the Operating Theatre: Historical Research, Emotional Health, and Surgical Training in Contemporary Britain,Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences 78 1
|Keywords||Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Emotions; Humans; State Medicine; United Kingdom; clinical competence; curriculum; emotion; human; national health service; United Kingdom
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85151042885&doi=10.1093%2fjhmas%2fjrac045&partnerID=40&md5=265f62b70c4d032010dc05acc8b261df
|Abstract||Drawing on my experience working as a postdoctoral research and engagement fellow on the Wellcome Trust-funded project, Surgery & Emotion, this article reflects on this innovative model of historical research and professional engagement, explores the challenges posed by crossing disciplinary boundaries, and interrogates the practical and theoretical utility of bringing historical research into the operating theatre. How do surgeons specifically engage with the history of their profession? What can the history of emotions offer to the training of medical students and surgeons? What obstacles interfere in this type of cross-disciplinary engagement? What peculiar opportunities and challenges do the United Kingdom higher education system and National Health Service pose to the teaching of medical history in clinical settings? Bringing Clio into the operating theatre provides surgeons with an alternative narrative to that which they have come to expect about the emotions they ought to feel and express in their work. It allows them to explore the high feelings of their professional lives at a remove and offers an array of possible solutions to the current emotional health crisis in British medicine. History allows surgeons to imagine an alternative world: one where the pervasive and persistent models of emotional detachment - damaging to both patient experience and professional wellbeing - dissolve. © The Author(s) 2023. Published by Oxford University Press.