100 Days of Medical Humanities Helping Health

Today’s guest blog post comes from Professor Marion Lynch, Deputy Medical Director of NHS England, Visiting Professor University of West London Dementia Care and Trustee of Paintings in Hospitals. Prof Lynch is spearheading 100 days of Medical Humanities helping health, 100 days of tweets up to  5th July 2018 to celebrate the UK National Health […]

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In the Mood for a Melody

Today’s blog post comes from Shoshana B Weiner who is a fourth year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and will be entering a pediatrics residency at NYP Weill-Cornell in June. I had just finished STEP-1, the infamous 8-hour medical board exam, and my brain was foggy. With months of prep suddenly coming […]

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Conference Report: Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice

Empathy and Affect in Medical and Theatrical Practice: A Workshop, University of Warwick, 13th and 14th October 2017 Conference report by Stefania Crowther and Vivan Joseph This two-day interdisciplinary workshop at the University of Warwick, funded by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, brought together theatre practitioners, clinicians, scholars in medical humanities and creative artists to explore the […]

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How Podcasts Make Me an Empathetic Physician

Our guest blog post this week comes from Johan Clarke, a third year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine planning on going into family medicine. He is a literature and medicine track scholar undergoing research on the relationship between abject horror and medicine. He received his BA in English literature from Georgetown University.  […]

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Crafting Resistance: Mental Health and Well-Being Among Refugee Groups

Today’s guest blog post comes from Dr. Jasmine Gideon, who is a senior lecturer in Development Studies at the Department of Geography at Birkbeck, University of London. Approaches to understanding trauma among refugee populations There has been a growing consensus within academic and policy debates on the limitations of bio-medical approaches to understanding trauma and mental health among […]

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Wuthering Wastes and the Withering State of Kerala, India

This week’s blog post comes from Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar from the Global Institute of Public Health in Thiruvananthapuram and his co-workers. The blog succinctly presents the case of waste accumulation and its public health implications in Kerala, which is one of the most developed states of India. They point out that the public health implications […]

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CFP: Medical Humanities in the Middle East

Date: November 17-18 2018 Location: Doha, Qatar Deadline for submission: June 1, 2018. The 1st International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar invites proposals for oral presentations and posters on the topics of narrative medicine, medical sociology, philosophy of medicine, art and medicine, expressive arts therapies, medical […]

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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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