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Palliative Care and the Humanities: Centralizing the Patient at the End of Life
In this essay I explore the ways palliative care—treatment given to a patient at the end of his or her life—can be enlarged to include a humanistic approach that takes into account both the patient and the medical team of caregivers. The goal is to enhance patient care by bringing together medical science and the humanities. It is at this intersection that the “whole person” can be attended to in the most meaningful sense of patient-centered care. Numerous important books have been written on... Continue Reading >>
Ada Skyles: Member of the Month - June 2015
  Ada has been coming to the Chicago Humanities Festival since 2005 and is a long-time member. She also comes to many of our year-round programs and has a reputation for for making our box office staff feel like rockstars. Yay for Ada! Join Ada and 1,500 other CHF members during our summer member drive. What was your favorite Festival? My favorite Festival is always the last one I attended. If you were CHF’s Artistic Director, who would you invite for Citizens? Morris Dees,... Continue Reading >>

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