Medical Humanities Resources:Visual, Performed, Oral and Written Stories of Illness

One of the primary aims of this blog is to enable quicker and easier communication between the providers and users of medical humanities resources. One of the most important of these types of resources focus on the importance of the stories and experiences of those affected by illness. Sometimes the aim in recording these stories […]

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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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Dying to protect the NHS: a political perversion of healthcare

The title of this posting refers to a funding controversy causing outrage amongst patients, doctors, and other health care professionals in the United Kingdom: namely the decision by the government to deny free National Health Service (NHS) treatment to any patient, in England or Wales, who decides to pay for life-prolonging cancer treatment that the […]

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