Arts in Health

International perspectives on participation and engagement in the arts (CfP, Conference, Netherlands, 20-21 June 2014)

International perspectives on participation and engagement in the arts 20th-21st June 2014 Utrecht University, Netherlands Networking between academics, policy makers and arts practitioners Transfer of best practices in participatory arts and participatory decision-making in cultural policy Policy transfer between different countries, municipalities and public service sectors International speakers for comparative analysis Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Medical Humanities and Narrative Ethics in Oncology (Seminar, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2013)

Medical Humanities and Narrative Ethics in Oncology: Prognosis, Destiny and Bad News 18-20 October 2013 Bellinzona, Switzerland In the age of participatory medicine, where health professionals encourage and value patients as full partners, patient narrative is the basis for shared decision making. Practicing patient-centred care through the integration of narrative Read more…

Arts in Health

From Wales to Galveston: An introduction to a series of posts from a visiting scholar and artist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute of Medical Humanities

Introducing Drawing Women’s Cancer             A scientifically competent medicine alone cannot help a patient grapple with the loss of health and find meaning in illness – Rita Charon The Drawing Women’s Cancer project introduces an artist’s perspective into women’s cancer treatment in Wales and originates in a collaboration between myself, Read more…

Thought Pieces

The Other White Coat Phenomenon

Abraar Karan, UCLA medical student, writes: The physician-patient interaction is the most essential aspect of medical practice and has been shown to significantly impact the quality of care and direct health outcomes of patients. Several factors influence this relationship, one of which is the physical appearance of the physician, particularly Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Sociology of Diagnosis Workshop with Simon Wessely, Monica Greco and Tom Shakespeare (Cambridge 31 October 2013)

The Third ESRC supported Sociology of Diagnosis workshop will be held on October 31st in Cambridge, UK. Our three speakers will be talking about the politics of diagnosis and the potential of collective health movements: Professor Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King’s College, University of London Dr. Monica Greco, Read more…

Call for Papers

Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Canada, September 12-14 2013)

Manitoba-Northwest Ontario-Minnesota-Saskatchewan (MOMS) & Society for the Social History of Medicine Postgraduate/Early Career History of Medicine Conference September 12th-14th, 2013 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Connections and Communities in Health and Medicine In September 2013 the University of Saskatchewan will host the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Read more…

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