ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease (CfP, Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

Keynote Speakers: Anne-Marie Cunningham (Cardiff University) and Julia Kennedy (Falmouth University) Referring to the growth of online patient-initiated resources, including medical blogs, the BMJ noted in a 2004 editorial that we were witnessing ‘the most important technocultural medical revolution of the past century’. Ten years later, the controversy caused by Bill Keller’s opinion piece in Read the full article…

Medicine Unboxed (CfP, Cheltenham, 21st November 2015)

Now in its third year, the Medicine Unboxed: Students event brings students of the arts, health and medicine together to share, explore and converse, drawing on the unique perspective and experience of being a student or in the early stages of a profession. Medicine Unboxed: Students 2015 takes place on the afternoon of Friday 21st Read the full article…

Global Healthcare Professionals in Medical Anthropology: issues of theory, methods and practice (CfP, EASA and RAI, 9-11th September 2015)

MAGic 2015 conference – ‘Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice’ European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) & RAI at the University of Sussex, 9-11th September 2015 This panel explores the role of practicing healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other allied professionals) involved in anthropological research in global health. We invite Read the full article…

‘”A question of trust”: Medical humanities can help ease the pain’ by Sandra G. Weems

‘”A question of trust”: Medical humanities can help ease the pain’ – a contribution to our special edition collection of pain in the medical humanities, by Sandra G. Weems In only the second semester of graduate school, my experience of chronic pain caused me to doubt everything: the value of my literary studies, the validity of my academic aspirations, Read the full article…

‘Pain: From Chalkie’s demon diary’ by Mike White

‘Pain: From Chalkie’s demon diary’ – a contribution to our special edition collection of pain in the medical humanities, by Mike White Last November I was travelling round Australia doing presentations and media interviews about arts in health and making big plans. I have been to Hell and back since then. When I, got home I started Read the full article…

Patient and Public Involvement in Research: Theory and Practice (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, Friday 12th June 2015)

The Centre for Public Engagement at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London) are running a series of courses on patient and public involvement in research. This course is designed primarily for researchers who either have an upcoming research project which requires PPI and/or researchers who Read the full article…

‘The Diseases, Health Risks and Phobias of Modern and Fashionable Living: Victorian Perspectives’ (Friday, 8 May 2015, 4.00 – 6.30pm, Newcastle University )

A Workshop funded by the Leverhulme Trust Room 3.38 ARMB (Armstrong Building), Newcastle University Speakers: Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), ‘Fears and Phobias in Victorian Culture’. Sally Shuttleworth, is Professor in the Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, and PI of the ERC funded ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Read the full article…

‘The divided subject of chronic pain: I don’t want pain/am in danger’ a second contribution by Seamus Barker

‘The divided subject of chronic pain: I don’t want pain/am in danger’ – a contribution to our special edition collection of pain in the medical humanities, by Seamus Barker Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that persists for longer than three months. In the previous post, ‘What is Pain?’, I suggested that pain corresponds to Read the full article…

‘What is pain? (Danger is painful)’ a contribution by Seamus Barker

‘What is pain? (Danger is painful)’ – a contribution to our special edition collection of pain in the medical humanities, by Seamus Barker The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as, ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’, but advances in Read the full article…