March 2021 Issue

Can Death Cafés resuscitate morale in hospitals? [read the article summary]
by Rachel Hammer, Nithya Ravindran, Nathan Nielsen

‘This place is not for children like her’: disability, ambiguous belonging and the claiming of disadvantage in postapartheid South Africa [read the article summary]
by Michelle Botha and Brian Watermeyer

Public health crises in popular media: how viral outbreak films affect the public’s health literacy
by Evie Kendal

Illness as a phenomenon of being-in-the-world with others: Plato’s Charmides, Kleinman and Merleau-Ponty
by Susan Bredlau

Bringing narratives from physicians, patients and caregivers together: a scoping review of published research [read the article summary]
by Tracy Moniz, John Costella, Maryam Golafshani, Chris Watling and Lorelei Lingard

Counterdiagnosis and the critical medical humanities: reading Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted and Lauren Slater’s Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir
by Katrina Longhurst

The people speak: Social media on euthanasia/assisted dying
by Chrystal Jaye, Isabelle Lomax-Sawyers, Jessica Young and Richard Egan

The space between words: on the description of Parkinson’s disease in Jonathan Franzen’s ‘The Corrections‘ [read the article summary]
by Ben Rutter and Rodney Hermeston

What is the cultural value of dying in an era of assisted dying? [read the article summary]
by Naomi Richards and Marian Krawczyk

‘The Internet Both Reassures and Terrifies’: exploring the more-than-human worlds of health information using the story completion method [read the article summary]
by Deborah Lupton

Healthcare providers’ engagement with eating disorder recovery narratives: opening to complexity and diversity [read the article summary]
by Andrea LaMarre and Carla Rice

Eggs, sugar, grated bones: colour-based food preferences in autism, eating disorders, and beyond [read the article summary]
by Mattias Strand

Recognition, collaboration and community: science fiction representations of robot carers in Robot & Frank, Big Hero 6 and Humans [read the article summary]
by Yugin Teo

‘Look under the sheets!’ Fighting with the senses in relation to defecation and bodily care in hospitals and care institutions [read the article summary]
by Sjaak van der Geest and Shahaduz Zaman

Found in translation: navigating uncertainty to save a child’s heart. Paediatric cardiac surgery in Cape Town, South Africa
by Lauraine Margaret Helen Vivian, Cynthia Hunter, Lawrence Tan, George Comitis, Guy Neveling and John Lawrenson

On the need for an ecologically dimensioned medical humanities [read the article summary]
by Jonathan Coope

The concept of ‘illness without disease’ impedes understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome: a response to Sharpe and Greco [read the article summary]
by Steven Lubet and David Tuller

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