Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing in Brazil

This blog post comes from Dr Lisa Shaw, Reader in Brazilian Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is author of Popular Cinema in Brazil (Manchester UP, 2004) and Brazilian National Cinema (Routledge, 2007), both with Stephanie Dennison, and The Social History of Brazilian Samba (Ashgate, 1999) and Carmen Miranda (BFI-Palgrave Macmillan). She appears in the BBC4 […]

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Can revalidation be a platform for praxis and the emancipation of the nursing profession?

By Catherine Kelsey, University of Bradford It is argued that nursing is controlled by a number of hegemonic influences including political reform and societal expectations, the constant call for evidence-based practice and the all-pervading management-led changes that seem to be a constant. And yet nurses are considered to be autonomous and accountable practitioners (Hilton, 2005), […]

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The Venture of Medical Humanities in Turkey

In his first post for the Medical Humanities blog, Ahmet Karakaya of Istanbul University’s Medical Faculty explores the development of medical humanities education in Turkey. In Turkey, the field of medical humanities, like in many European countries, is developing rapidly. Although it seems that there are a lack of long-terms debates on bioethical discussions in […]

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Moving Beyond the Debate: From Ethical Challenges to Ethical Solutions for Trainees Working in Low Income Countries

Dr Saqib Noor is the author of Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants: Letters From a Doctor Abroad. He has also discussed global surgery on the BBC Asian Network, local BBC Radio, and on Talk Radio Europe.   At a recent conference on global surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, a familiar […]

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Primum Non Nocere: An Artist’s Perspective into the World of Medicine

This guest blog post comes from Emma Barnard, a London based visual artist specialising in lens-based media and interdisciplinary practice and research within Fine Art and Medicine. Her solo retrospective exhibition Primum Non Nocere, focuses on the patient experience. The show has its private viewing on the 15th September 18.00-21.00, and then runs from the 16th September […]

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Politics and Medicine

Clinicians should understand how they can use the ballot box to advance their patients’ health interests. Jacob King, Deniz Kaya Medical Students, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry   As a health professional working in a sterile environment one might easily find themselves feeling disparately removed from the slimy world of politics. But sadly we […]

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