A Celebration of Medical Humanities and Ethics Learning
Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future
*The image used in the poster is inspired by a group of first-year MBBS students’ creative capstone artwork entitled ‘Doctoring’. The image reflects the blurring of the identity of the doctor from the patient, leading to the revelation of our interconnectedness and the continuum of human experience in medical care.
Original artists: [Ethan Hurip, Ngai Hei Yiu, Audrey Yung, Cynthia Mak], M27
** The MEHU logo, is an open, or incomplete, Zen circle hand-drawn by Professor Mai Har Sham in memory of Professor LC Chan, with the Chinese character for ‘person’ added by Dr Harry Wu. Combined, our logo represents the beauty of human imperfection and the fundamental need for human togetherness – this is the spirit of medical humanities in healthcare.
Incorporating the existing Medical Ethics Unit, the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit (MEHU) was formed in 2012 to further strengthen undergraduate education in ethics and to innovate a curriculum in the medical humanities at the LKS Faculty of Medicine. The support and dedication of Faculty and University colleagues, community partners, students and alumni have been invaluable to nurturing future doctors who are ethical and humanistic. We are grateful to work alongside tremendously inspiring, and inspired, individuals over these past ten years. Our 10th Anniversary Celebration is for all of us, as we reflect on what we have achieved and anticipate how to build on this promising foundation as we move forward.
We cordially invite you to A Celebration of Medical Humanities and Ethics Learning: Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future. The day will feature a film screening, art exhibition and curriculum displays, student sharing and highlighted by the inaugural HKUMed Medical Humanities 10th Anniversary Lecture – a tribute to the legacy of Professor LC Chan that honours the late Professor LC Chan who spearheaded the development of the medical humanities curriculum. We also welcome you to join a diverse array of celebratory events and activities ranging from discussions and symposia to walking tours and art exhibitions that will take place from now till July 2023.
We look forward to celebrating this important milestone together!
Chair, MEHU Celebration Organizing Committee
Director, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit