Formazione interprofessionale e Medical Humanities: un confronto di idee ed esperienze

Laura Fieschi, Claudio Pensieri, Maddalena Pennacchini, Maria Grazia De Marinis


During the conference “Metodologie didattiche a confronto nella formazione dei professionisti della salute: l’utilizzo degli audio-visivi” (“Teaching methodologies compared in the training of health professionals: the use of audio-visual”) professionals from different angles and experiences met to discuss and developed a debate full of solicitations. The lack of synergy between science education and liberal arts education does not allow a harmonious growth of health professionals. The objectives pursued by the educators using Medical Humanities are aimed at the formation of attitudes and behaviors appropriate to carry out the so-called “humanistic medicine”. Only a greater interdisciplinarity and a more intense study of the humanities can help overcome those barriers to seize the man as a whole. Among the different art forms, the filmic instrument has an extraordinary evocative power: the extensive archive of clinical cases and human situations, stories, behavior that it offers, make the cinema a precious training tool in health care both from the point of view of clinical care and ethical. The use of film in the training of health care professionals has been shown to have a solid theoretical basis and allows to develop a series of meta-cognitive functions, among which are the activities providing insight into one’s own and others’ mental states. The new modes of visual expression, self-production of films and the online dissemination of video material are a new frontier yet to be explored by educators.


Medical Humanities; cinema; interdisciplinarity; education

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