Medical humanities: what’s in it for patients?

So here’s the thing. No matter how interesting (or otherwise) medical school deans and research grant making bodies  find the work done by medical humanities scholars and educators, the bottom line is (almost) always, what’s in it for patients? How will teaching students using art and literature make them better doctors; how will the insights […]

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Medicine, Literature, Art and Music: Royal Society of Medicine, London 1st April 2009.

If you’re in the London region you might be interested in this symposium on medicine and the humanities. Focussing on literature, art and music it features some excellent speakers. In keeping with other RSM events, lively debate is sure to follow. http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/hsg106.php Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE Speakers to […]

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“Cancer Tales”: Live Theatre and Lively Debate, Royal Society of Medicine, London, 10th October 2008

Organised by their student section, this evening will undoubtedly prove one of the highlights of the RSM’s busy programme of events. Publicity material for the meeting promises an opportunity to “explore emotion and communication in a medical setting through theatre”. This enticing and still relatively novel approach to medical educational meetings will hopefully attract both the converts and […]

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Society for the Social History of Medicine 2008 Annual Conference: Glasgow 3-5 September 2008

Jointly organised by the Centre for the History of Medicine at University of Glasgow and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, Glasgow (a research collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde), this conference should be of interest to all medical humanities scholars. http://www.sshm.org/confs.html The focus of the conference […]

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American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Conference:Cleveland, USA, 23-26th October 2008

Another fantastic conference, this time for bioethicists and for the wider medical humanities community. And an open invitation to speakers and delegates at this and other medical humanities conferences and meetings:send us your papers so that your hard work can be shared with a wider audience. To submit your paper via our electronic submission system […]

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Association of Medical Humanities Conference: Glasgow 7-8 July 2008

For anyone interested in the medical humanities I highly recommend this conference. Entitled “Creative space: arts, humanities and healthcare”, the conference themes include visual arts and medicine; literature and medicine; art, architecture, and design in healthcare; and medical humanities in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. […]

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