The legacy of Leprosy

Authors

  • Ashwath Narayan Ramji Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Keywords:

Hansen's disease, Health humanities, Leprosy, Medical humanities, Narrative medicine, Perspective, Self-realization, Self-reflection

Abstract

As scientists we look for intellectual advancement through every encounter, yearn for new knowledge, and search for ways to further our learning. We are programmed by our nurturing to identify, analyse, and solve. Horses with blinders, we are obtuse in our ignorance; however, our nature, if we allow it, will find emotional growth - some encounters will compel us to introspect, so the learning becomes about ourselves, even as we may struggle to align our (unrealistic and idealistic) views with the (subjectively bleak) reality.

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References

World Health Organization. Leprosy elimination: Epidemiology [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 Mar 14]. Available from: https://www.who.int/lep/epidemiology/en/

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Published

2019-07-28

How to Cite

Ramji, A. N. (2019). The legacy of Leprosy. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 6, 68-70. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/217

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Section

Narrative Medicine