Announcements: Conversations in Time of Crisis (Association for Medical Humanities)

We find ourselves in crisis. In times of crisis, action is at once indispensable and impossible, demanding a whole focus of attention while being dependent on events resolving themselves, requiring front-line workers to intervene while knowing themselves to have severely limited influence and agency. The front line is essentially a conversation with often unknown and […]

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Practical Medical Humanities: Perspectives from Singapore

by Ann Hui Ching Third Spacing is the yet to be defined space between cells and vessels, where fluid moves from one space to another. Third Spacing is a podcast by and for healthcare students where we explore important issues on the peripheries of clinical medicine in Singapore. Our next podcast series aims to grow […]

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December special Issue: Haunted Hearts

Today we are pleased to present another from the December Special Issue Section: The haunted heart and the Holy Ghost: on retrieval, donation and death, by Joshua Hordern. In his summary of the work, Joshua writes: What is haunting about our hearts? Some people who receive transplanted hearts report a strange feeling of connection to […]

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December Special Issue: David Cooper on Heart Transplant

In today’s post, we preview the work of David K. C. Cooper, “Heart Surgery and Transplantation – Innovations Impacting on Concepts of Life and Death.” For centuries, the heart has been looked upon differently from other vital organs, even if those organs are equally important in sustaining life. Today, very many heart operations are performed […]

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Virtual Symposium announcement: New Realities in Times of COVID-19: A Humanistic Response

This might be of interest to our reader: a free virtual symposium on “New Realities in Times of COVID-19: A Humanistic Response,” part of the “Doctor as Humanist” Series. Saturday, November 21. Start: 2pm GMT/9am EST | End: 8pm GMT/3pm EST, registration required | Event page. From the organizers: Join our virtual symposium New Realities […]

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Call for Abstracts (Issue 11: Summer 2021): Illness, Narrated

Guest Editors: Silvia Boide, Benjamin Brendel, Maaike Hommes and Melanie Kreitler In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome […]

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COVID 19 and Medical Humanities

The present pandemic, unprecedented in its spread and breadth and occurring at a time of extraordinary political upheaval and divisiveness, lays bare systemic prejudice against the most vulnerable among us. We at Medical Humanities, with our focus on global health and social justice, welcome discussion about how the crisis has disproportionately affected racial and fiscal […]

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New Site “ArtandAnatomy.com” Illustrates Complex Beauty of the Body’s Interior

Announcement by Laura Ferguson and Katie Grogan, DMH, MA   The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine (MSPHM) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine recently launched a new website ArtandAnatomy.com, offering a glimpse inside their book Art & Anatomy: Drawings (University of California Medical Humanities Press, 2018) and the innovative anatomy drawing course on which it is […]

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Medical Humanities COVID 19 RESOURCES List

  Like many of our readers, we at BMJ Medical Humanities have been diligently following responses to the present pandemic. Much of the blog content has shifted to look at the ways medical humanities and social justice address the crisis, and recent submissions to the journal also reflect the shifting issues around COVID 19 spread […]

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Medfest 2020

Announcement by Kirpal Sadheura, CT2 Psychiatry and MedFest 2020 Lead MedFest is an international medical film festival aiming to investigate and explore themes in medicine through the medium of film. It has been running for over 10 years, as an annual event, screening at Universities in the UK and around the world from April 2020. […]

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