Medical Humanities Director

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Linda Raphael

Linda Raphael, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly Concentration Director,
Director of Medical Humanities, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Linda S. Raphael holds an M.A. in History, a Ph.D. in English, and studied philosophy as a postgraduate at Oxford University. She was a faculty member at Ohio State University before joining the faculty in the GWU Department of English in 1996. In 2005 she developed courses in narrative and medicine and became the Director of Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the author of Narrative Skepticism: Representations of Consciousness in Fiction (2001), When Night Fell: An Anthology of Holocaust Short Stories (1999), and articles and book-length essays on the fiction of Henry James, Charles Dickens, and the representation of cultural and historical events in fiction. She serves on the GWU Hospital Ethics Committee and the GWU Faculty and Physician Wellness Committee. Her research and writing are increasingly directed toward narrative and medicine, including “how doctors listen to patients” and “what patients want in a physician.”