The Value of Reading


JSTOR Daily recently had an interesting article on the increasing value medical schools are placing on reading and narrative. The article explores the various reasons medical schools are starting to integrate literature into their curricula, including the fact that it can help doctors better understand their patients and it can increase empathy.

This move by medical schools backs up a lot of the work being done by the National Reading Coalition, who are working hard to get schools to place a greater emphasis on reading for pleasure.

Interested in incorporating a little more non-academic reading into your own life?  Check out the Library’s new Leisure Reading collection and space.

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Happy reading!


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