North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Postgraduate Workshop

The North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Hub are hosting a free postgraduate workshop at Lancaster University on the 19th of April 2018, with a keynote address to be delivered by Dr James Stark of Leeds University (@KingTekkers). The one-day workshop is supported by an ESRC Interdisciplinary Event Fund grant, and it will focus on the […]

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How Do We Find Meaning When We Are Going to Die?

  In this podcast Dr Khalid Ali, Medical Humanities film and media correspondent, interviews Dr Amy Hardie at the Sudan Independent Film Festival where she held a training workshop for film students. Dr Amy Hardie is a documentary film-maker with several international awards. Her documentary feature, The Edge of Dreaming, was the first Scottish feature […]

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Daniel Goldberg on Shame, Stigma and Medicine

The current issue of Medical Humanities is guest-edited by Luna Dolezal and Barry Lyons and focuses on ‘Shame, Stigma and Medicine’.   Daniel S. Goldberg’s article, ‘Pain, objectivity and history: understanding pain stigma,’ is our editor’s choice in this issue, and so is free for everyone to access. In the article, Goldberg argues that sufferers […]

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Janice McLaughlin on Shame, Stigma and Medicine

The current issue of Medical Humanities is guest-edited by Luna Dolezal and Barry Lyons and focuses on ‘Shame, Stigma and Medicine’.   In her open access article, ‘The Medical Reshaping of Disabled Bodies as a Response to Stigma and a Route to Normality,’ Janice McLaughlin reports on discussions with young disabled people that emerged as […]

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Deborah Bowman on Shame, Stigma and Medicine

The current issue of Medical Humanities is guest-edited by Luna Dolezal and Barry Lyons and focuses on ‘Shame, Stigma and Medicine’. Deborah Bowman turns to drama to ask how theatre is well-placed to explore the impact of shame in the clinical setting in her paper, ‘Vulnerability, Survival and Shame in Nina Rainer’s Tiger Country.’ Drawn […]

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Silent Rage

Review of Wrath of Silence directed by Xin Yukun, China 2017 Screened at London Film Festival 2017, seeking UK distribution in 2018 Review by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Wrath of Silence, an ‘indie’ film from China tells a painful story.  It is filled with starkly incompatible ideas and images, juxtaposing […]

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