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Medical humanities in Nepal: questions and challenges
  1. P R Shankar
  1. Dr P R Shankar, KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur, Nepal; ravi.dr.shankar{at}gmail.com

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Though common in developed countries, medical humanities (MH) programs are rare in Asia in general and in South Asia in particular. I have in the past conducted a voluntary MH module at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal,1 and at present am conducting a module for faculty members at the KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal. Recently, to familiarise the faculty members with MH, I gave a 40-minute presentation on the subject, followed by …

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