History, Health, & Humanities Minor
This innovative minor provides students with the tools and perspectives to study clinical issues through a different lens than the one provided by natural or social sciences, and amplifies the humanities components of the Judgement, Inquiry, Voice, and Engagement pillars that define the “Penn Advantage.”
Penn Nursing’s History, Health, & Humanities minor forges a bridge between the humanities and sciences to nourish students intellectually, build self-awareness, develop empathy, and consider social justice-related phenomena through a new lens. Throughout the minor’s six courses, it offers formalized opportunities for writing, both reflective and analytical, that extend beyond those available within the required nursing curriculum.
Students enrolled in the minor will be considered Bates Center associates and will be invited to lunches, dinners, and other events with visiting scholars and faculty.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has awarded thirteen COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants designed to produce policy insights directly relevant to the ongoing pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Penn Nursing is represented with three research projects.
Penn Nursing’s Pat D’Antonio PHD RN FAAN, Ware Professor of Nursing and Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, wrote a piece for the American Journal of Nursing’s blog, “Off the Charts.” She offers up how history informs our present, and the nuances then and now of supportive care.