Medical humanities apply holistic, contemporary healing mechanisms that encourage personal narrative. Survivors are seen as complex individuals, not merely in narrow terms of their ailments or trauma. Perhaps most unlike medical sciences, medical humanities adopt a "pay-it-forward" philosophy that promotes healing others through expression of self.
Vos, Natasha L.
"Medical Humanities: Healing Through Personal Narrative,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol3/iss1/9