MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review 2020-09-18T13:30:43+02:00 Equipo editorial Open Journal Systems <p><em>MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanites Review</em>&nbsp;focuses its interest in the humanities applied to the study of health, disease and medicine, that is, the analysis of all personal, cultural and social values that are articulated with the biological facts in health and disease. Articles focused on any of the eight branches that make up the medical humanities are welcome: 1. Medical anthropology and sociology; 2. Art, literature and medicine; 3. Bioethics; 4. Medical communication; 5. History of medicine; 6. Psychology and psychopathology; 7. Theory of medicine; 8. Philosophy of medicine.</p> Soul's Platonic concept in Galenic work Soul faculties follow body temperaments 2020-08-14T11:23:26+02:00 Aniol Hernández Artigas <p>In this paper we select the Platonic quotations about soul which Galen shows in his work Soul faculties follow body temperaments. Thereby, we analyze the soul galenic conception, which is the result of influence by divers medical-philosophical doctrines. Thus, considering human being has got three souls (rational, irascible and concupiscible) that are located in different parts and exercise various functions, Galen will diagnose and treat the soul diseases (passions and errors). So food, education and ambience influence human health, which will be harmonized psychophysically with diet, a complete treatment that will be a fundamental advance for the history of medicine.</p> 2020-02-06T19:23:41+01:00 Copyright (c) Descriptive Analysis of the Influence of Somatometric Factors in the Neurodevelopment of Minors with Congenital Heart Diseases 2020-08-14T11:28:48+02:00 Maria del Rosario Mendoza Carretero Susana Ares Segura Leticia Albert de la Torre Marta Medina del Río Belén Sáenz-Rico de Santiago <p>Somatometric measurements of the newborn are related to their gestational age. We want to know if the biomedical criteria are related to the slowdowns found in the neurodevelopment of minors with congenital heart defects (CC). There were 49 participants, who were assessed through the Bayley-III Child Development Scale. The results indicate that the somatometric criteria, which acquire an incidence in premature infants, seem not to be involved in the slowdowns of the population with CHD. It is necessary to expand the study sample and include incident biomedical variables in the CC to know the degree of relationship.</p> 2020-06-25T12:23:22+02:00 Copyright (c) Education for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in a Higher Education Institution Workers: ¡Avoiding absence from work! 2020-08-14T11:32:29+02:00 Isabel Cristina Rojas Padilla Yury Vergara López <p>Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the cause of many deaths worldwide and the most paradoxical issue is that most of them can be prevented by acting on behavioural risk factors such as sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, inadequate diets, cigarette consumption and alcoholic beverages. Cardiovascular risk must be detected early to intervene it first and prevent it becomes a diagnosed disease. Promotion and prevention of healthy lifestyle habits prevent suffering and improve the quality of people’s life, even more in active working individuals who must interact in a social environment daily.</p> 2020-06-25T12:59:21+02:00 Copyright (c) Literature and Medicine: Literature as a Source of Listening, Empathy and Self-Reflection 2020-09-18T13:30:43+02:00 Carla Fonseca Zambaldi <p>Modern times have brought advances in the understanding of diseases, new diagnostic and therapeutic resources and the revolutionary use of technology, allowing the progress of medicine. To cover the complexity of the progress of scientific evidence, medical training has reinforced and privileged scientific knowledge. The investment in the formation of humanistic, language, communication, listening and empathy skills was not equivalent to technical training. Such imbalance has shown losses in the ability of the modern physician to listen carefully, to understand globally and to relate appropriately to his patients. Despite this, initiatives to promote human and integral medicine have emerged and have been maintained in medical schools.</p> 2020-09-18T13:29:32+02:00 Copyright (c)