Improving the Chances of Delivering Person-Centred Nursing Care

Continuing on from her previous blog post, ‘Nursing Humanities’, Catherine Kelsey begins her second paper by asking nurses to reconsider the use of the medical model of care in nursing and to seek alternative models as a means of ensuring that healthcare provision becomes truly person-centred and humanitarian. Coined by Laing (1971), the ‘medical model’ […]

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Nursing Humanities

In the first of two blog posts, Catherine Kelsey opens up a discourse about the challenges that surround the nursing profession in understanding not only what it means to experience illness, but also the importance of developing a truly humanistic approach to nursing care. As nurses we must not lose sight of the patient as a […]

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International Health Humanities Conference

The 7th International Health Humanities conference, ‘Changing Society: Community Wellbeing and Transformation,  How Health Humanities Can Change the World’ is about to close the doors to abstracts for this year’s conference in the cruise ship capital of Europe – Southampton, UK. This year’s conference will be held on 2nd-4th August 2018 and is hosted by […]

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Workshop on Narrative Cardiology

In Bristol on the 20th of July, this workshop will explore important crossovers between principles of narrative medicine and the stories of cardiopathic patients, young people born with congenital heart disease, and patients undergoing heart transplantation. In the morning session, patients, healthcare professionals, and academics will provide an introduction to narrative practice in cardiology by […]

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Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

Honeyman, Susan, E.  (2017)  Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability. Abingdon: Routledge. 208 pages, 15 B/W Illus, with appendix. GBP £110.00. Reviewed by Dr Kimm Curran, University of Glasgow Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability is a look into how invisible disability in children, especially related to chronic pain and migraine, has been treated in […]

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Where the Doctor-Patient Relationship is Heading: Literary Perspectives

The author of today’s guest blog post is Dr. Anna Magdalena Elsner, a Swiss National Science Foundation Marie Heim-Vögtlin Research Fellow working at the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich. Her current project is entitled ‘Palliative Pages’. Focusing on the history of modern palliative care in France as well as French end-of-life […]

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Talk to Her: Arab Women Unveil Taboos

In this podcast, three film industry women talk mental health and violence with our film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali. ‘Mamsous: Deranged’ is a short film about mental health and wellbeing through the story of three people, who share their experiences with clinical depression and panic attacks. It was directed by Shatha Masoud, an Emarati […]

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The Healing Power of Narratives and Social Support

Gulraj Grewal grew up in Kenya then went on to complete university at University College London (UCL). She completed an undergraduate degree in Immunology and Infection and then pursued an MSc in Global Health and Development, where she discovered her love of qualitative research. She undertook a qualitative project for her Masters and is currently […]

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Talk to Her: Deconstructing Taboos in Arab cinema

Egyptian pioneer film director Enas El-Dighade in conversation with Medical Humanities film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali 2017 was a significant year for women worldwide. The #MeToo and #Timesup campaigns caught international media attention by emphatically stating that injustice and discrimination against women can no longer be met with a blind eye. Women who publicly spoke about […]

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