The Health Humanities and Emergency Medical Services (EMS): A Call to Action

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In the context of an on-going global pandemic that has demanded increasingly more of our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) clinicians, the health humanities can function to aid in educational training, promoting resilience and wellness, and allowing opportunity for self-expression to help prevent vicarious trauma. As the social, cultural, and political landscape of the United States continues to require an expanded scope of practice from our EMS clinicians, it is critical that the health humanities are implemented as not only part of EMS training, but also as part of continued practice in order to ensure the highest quality patient-centered care while protecting the longevity and resilience of EMS clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-151
Number of pages2
JournalPrehospital and disaster medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 17 2022


  • Continuing education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • humanities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency


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