Guest Educators for Classes

We can help you integrate various humanities content and activities into any class. Just ask, and we will work with you to develop a workshop or short activity that fits into your course design.

The list below includes topics taught by director Lisa Kerr and our partners across MUSC whose work intersects with the health humanities. We can either design a class session/workshop for you or put you in touch with an expert who can help.

Workshop Topics

Narrative Medicine (Lisa Kerr)

  • Being Human (Again): An Introduction to the Health/Medical Humanities
  • Fostering Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Health Humanities Education
  • Your Story is Safe with Me: Witnessing Patient and Caregiver Narratives
  • What’s Narrative Got to Do with It? The Value of Teaching Narrative in Health Care Education
  • Managing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue through Expressive Writing
  • Expressive Writing and Healing: A Workshop for Patients and Families

Ethnography and Qualitative Research (Jennifer Bailey)

  • Qualitative Methods: Ethnographic Case Study

History (Waring Historical Library Faculty)

  • History of MUSC

Health Literacy (Monique Hill)

  • Health Literacy 101
  • Cultural Competency and Health Literacy

Rhetoric and Communication (Writing Center Faculty)

  • Science Writing and Communication
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Integrating the Caregiver Perspective in Interprofessional Learning Experiences

Visual Arts (Art Educators from Gibbes Museum of Art)

  • Famous Medical Images in Art
  • A Brief History of Artists’ Study of Anatomy
  • Miniature Portrait Painting and Blindness

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Family Faculty

The following list includes topics on which “family faculty” can speak in educational settings. Some of these stories are also available from "Our Stories" in MyQuest.

To request a speaker on one of these topics or another topic, contact program manager Caroline DeLongchamps or visit the PFCC website.

  • Inviting Families to the Table
  • Valuing Family Member’s Knowledge of Their Loved Ones
  • Practicing Empathy: Lessons from a Gastric Bypass Patient 
  • Building a Culture of Safety: Insights from a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patient
  • Blogging as Caregiver: A Father’s Reflections
  • Quality of Life in Children with Disabilities
  • Create a Comfortable Waiting Room Environment