Embodiment, Ethics, Re-Production and the lifecourse (Symposium, Edinburgh, 5 June 2014)

EMBODIMENT, ETHICS, RE/PRODUCTION & THE LIFECOURSE Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm University of Edinburgh This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present’ (2012) by Didier Fassin

 With a view to broadening the scope of medical humanities and established ideas of what this field entails, we are pleased to offer ‘Humanitarian Reason’ by Didier Fassin (UCPress) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from students, academics and professionals, as well as creative thinkers and writers from the wider online community.  Snapped Read more…

Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  modifying and/or punishing  people who claim social security benefits. This Read more…

The future for biomedical collections: ethics, law and social connections in health-related research (Anniversary Event, 28 May 2013, Edinburgh)

The future for biomedical collections: ethics, law and social connections in health-related research JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law Anniversary Event 28th May 2013 4pm-5.30pm followed by a wine reception McEwan Hall Reception Room, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG We are delighted to invite you to the Read more…

Compassion in Primary Healthcare – conflicts, politics and opportunities (Conference, Edinburgh, 6 June 2013)

RCGP Scotland, in conjunction with the Open Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Primary Care Ethics Forum and the Thinkabouthealth network are delighted to announce a one day ethics conference taking place on Thursday 6th June in the newly renovated Edinburgh Grassmarket Community Project. Compassion in healthcare has Read more…

Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate (VOICES study final report & animated film)

Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics and Stimulants: Children join the debate is a Wellcome Trust-funded research project that sheds fresh light on children’s experiences with ADHD diagnosis and stimulant drug treatments. It is led by Dr Ilina Singh, Reader in Bioethics & Society at the Department of Social Science, Health & Read more…