The Doctor as Humanist: Humanism In Surgery Symposium Announcement

Symposium Announcement CFP – The Doctor As Humanist Visit the event website by following this link: Event Website Medical humanities have been rising all over the world due to the challenges posed by scientific and technological advancements that provide us with the means to treat, cure and prolong life, but not necessarily with person-centred care. […]

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Conference Report: Colloquium “The Novel Stakes of Social Medicine”

Conference Report by Lucia Mair Medical Anthropology Switzerland (MAS), 03.-04. December 2021   In early December 2021, the two-day colloquium “The Novel Stakes of Social Medicine” brought together scholars from the medical humanities, health professionals, epidemiologists and economists from across Europe, digitally and in-person, against the backdrop of beautiful Lausanne. Hosted by Medical Anthropology Switzerland […]

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CFP: Contribute to BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal!

I’m Brandy Schillace, Editor in Chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal, an official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics. We’ve spent the last four years working toward social justice, accessibility, global outreach, and inclusivity. We’ve welcomed research and writing from the LGBTQ and disability community, and included podcasts with activists and others dedicated to […]

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Call for Papers: Access and Social Justice

The Covid-19 pandemic has stripped away comfortable illusions, has exposed how fragile our medical, governmental, and social health care systems, and has shed additional light on deeply problematic inequalities in the distribution and allocation of care. We mustn’t return to normal; normal was not good enough. For this reason, we are continuing this year in […]

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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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The 3rd The Doctor as a Humanist International Symposium

Cfp by Gonzalo Galvez (Autonomous Madrid), Jonathan McFarland (Sechenov University, Russia) Do you consider that the humanities can transform medicine, healthcare and society in the 21st Century ? Then we definitely need you to become a part of the Doctor as a Humanist, which will be celebrating its 3rd Symposium. We are an association that […]

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Call for Papers: The First Healthcare Communications in the Middle East Conference

The first Healthcare Communications in the Middle East conference is taking place at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, in Doha, Qatar, on March 27-28, 2020. Qualitative and quantitative research papers, case studies, country reports, full sessions, thought papers, and theoretical discussions are requested on the following topics: Breaking bad news to patients Language issues or […]

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Pain Medicine Special Interdisciplinary Issue

Call for Papers Pain Medicine is planning an interdisciplinary Special Issue on meaning in the context of pain. Guest editors are Dr Simon van Rysewyk, Dr John Quintner and Prof Milton Cohen. Special Issue Themes and Sub-Themes Including, but not restricted to, the following: Common experiential meanings of pain in different contexts Chronic non-cancer pain […]

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Material Medicine: Objects, and Bodies, AMH 2019, Plymouth, UK

Conference Report by Desmond O’Neill After a gap of some years I was delighted to catch a meeting of the UK Association of Medical Humanities, even if only for one day. It was my first encounter with Plymouth, where standing at the lush green of Plymouth Hoe offers disconcertingly different views: either looking to sea […]

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