I am Upreet Dhaliwal – a retired Director-Professor of Ophthalmology who spent decades at the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India – happy years, I can tell you…
When I became a medical teacher in 1994, it added value to my life, but things got vastly more interesting when I (re)discovered the humanities. Bringing the humanities into health professions education has been a source of great joy and learning, and much of my latest work has centered around poetry, narratives, and Theatre of the Oppressed as applied to health professions education.
I am a fierce champion of the humanities in medicine and believe that they are key to reminding people of their – and others’ – humanity. My favorite current job (apart from writing) is being the Editor of a health humanities journal called Research & Humanities in Medical Education – or RHiME.
RHiME is an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. Initiated in 2014, it is still going strong thanks to the selfless effort of a handful of fabulous people and practically no finances.