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How can the study of humanities change the practice of medicine in South Dakota?

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South Dakota Humanities Council

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Health professionals treat humans, not just systems, or bodies, or injuries. Dakota State University Professor Pete Hoesing is director of medical humanities at the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine. He's also an ethnographer of music and medicine and a researcher in the field of medical humanities.

Hoesing is in conversation this week with South Dakota Humanities scholar Lawrence Diggs for an upcoming Zoom gathering titled "Shaping Medical Humanities in South Dakota."

We preview the program and discuss broader efforts in the state to learn where medical providers are engaging in a multi-disciplinary approach where medicine and the humanities intersect.