More Lit Can Fit: Using Nontraditional Literature in Dietetics Education to Enhance Cultural Competence, Cultural Literacy, and Critical Thinking

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      Inclusion of literature associated with the humanities in the education of health professionals helps develop qualities important for practitioners such as “critical abilities, flexibility of perspective, nondogmatism, discernment of values, and empathy and self-knowledge.”
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