“How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” – Qualitative Health Research Workshop June 23

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms? Thursday 23rd June, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen’s Campus, Stockton The Durham Qualitative Health Research Group and ERDU present a half day workshop, comprising keynote speakers, break-out discussion sessions, and a plenary session focusing on ways forward and Read more…

Late reflections on Exeter’s one day conference ‘From the Cradle to the Grave: Reciprocity and Exchange in the making of Medicine and the Modern Arts’

With a week’s reflection under my belt I think the time has come for sharing perspectives. Sarah Atkinson has given a useful overview of the event and some of her highlights, and I’d like to lay out six of the ideas that caught my imagination. The points are chronologically rather Read more…

Raymond Tallis lecture “Mystery and Paradox of Scientific Medicine” – Live Stream Tuesday 8 February

The inaugural lecture of the University of Nottinghams’s Philosophy of Medicine Health and Wellbeing (PhMHW) group will be given by Professor Raymond Tallis at 9.30am GMT on Tuesday 8 February 2011. It is now available online here. “The Mystery and Paradox of Scientific Medicine” Abstract: The lecture addresses issues of medical Read more…

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…