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Health Sciences Book Club

An interprofesional book discussion group for the UNLV Health Sciences Division

Welcome

Welcome, we're glad you're here!

On this page you will find:

Current Book

 

Register for the discussion here.

Registration limited to 15 people.

 

Find a Copy

eBook Copies

  • Unlimited copies are available through UNLV Libraries. Click here to access.
  • The Las Vegas Clark County Library District has 1 copy. Check the Libby app for availability.

 

Print Copies

  • There is 1 copy at the UNLV Health Sciences Library InfoCommons. Check availability and request delivery to another library location by clicking here, signing in with your ACE account, and clicking on the blue Request link in the "Get It" section of the record.
  • There is 1 copy at  Lied Library. Check availability and request delivery to another library location by clicking heresigning in with your ACE account, and clicking on the blue Request link in the "Get It" section of the record.
  • The Las Vegas Clark County Library District has 3 copies. Click here to view the current availability.

FAQs

What is the Health Sciences Book Club (HSBC)? 

The HSBC is an initiative from the UNLV Health Sciences Library that provides the opportunity for professional students and practitioners in the UNLV Health Sciences Division and associated clinics to come together and discuss some of the books that are part of the Health Humanities Collection.

Why a book club?

Reading builds empathy and provides a window into the world of another person's experience. Whether reading about a fellow doctor, nurse, or health professional; or about how someone lives with a disease, receives a difficult diagnoses, or lives as part of a stigmatized group, reading helps us to consider complex situations more fully. Discussions with peers can help with understanding content and context in the stories, but also builds a sense of connection between group members. Reading for pleasure is also good for your health - it is associated with less burnout and depression!

Why are discussions always at noon and online?

We schedule discussion during the lunch hour and as a virtual group in order to provide equitable access for all of our scattered students, faculty and practitioners in the UNLV Health Sciences Division.

Are discussions certain chapters or the whole book?

Discussions cover the entirety of the book. Participants are responsible for reading the book prior to attendance, which is why we advertise the book so far in advance. Don't worry! We have multiple copies available of any book chosen for a HSBC discussion.

Does attendance at one HSBC Event mean I am expected to attend the rest?

Nope! Join whenever you can or want!

What if there are more than 15 people interested in the discussion?

Our registration system creates a waitlist if there are more than 15 people signed up. We anticipate people will sign up, then drop out as the date nears. We encourage canceling your registration through the system so that those on the waitlist can be automatically invited. If there are still a significant number of people waitlisted, we will add a second discussion date!

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