Thought Pieces

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Two

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues: The pathologisation of unhappiness as disease has in turn spawned a counter-culture committed to the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness, which might just result in a generation of the worried-well, who aren’t going to achieve the Nirvana promised Read more…

Thought Pieces

Privatising Values

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, offers the following observations on the current proposed NHS reforms: I’ve just returned from a well known, privately-owned franchised coffee bar that my institution has decided is Read more…

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