Arts in Health

A Great Week for Medical Humanities Conferencing: 1 The International Medical Geography Symposium

This week the Centre for Medical Humanities is participating in two important conferences: the 14th International Medical Geography Symposium (Durham University) and the 8th Annual Association for Medical Humanities Conference (University of Leicester). Reviews and reflections will be posted on the blog over the coming days, but meanwhile here is Read more…

By medh, ago
Book Review

H-Madness Book Review – Robert Whitaker, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (Crown 2010) (via h-madness)

A terrific review from the H-Madness, the History of Psychiatry Blog, to be read in conjunction with Marcia Angell’s recent extended review essay, The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?, in the New York Review of Books, and Ethan Watter’s 2010 New York Times piece on The Americanization of Mental Illness. Read more…

By medh, ago
Conference Review

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” Report on a Symposium

CMH Affiliate and coordinator of the Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Sally Brown writes: On Thursday afternoon, the first half-day workshop organised by the Qualitative Health Research Group and the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit took place, on the topic  “How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in Read more…

By medh, ago
Conference Review

Paul Lazarus introduces the 8th AMH Conference: The Drama of Medicine – All the Ward’s a Stage – 11-13 July 2011

 The Drama of Medicine: All the Ward’s a Stage The Association for Medical Humanities 8th Annual Conference University of Leicester 11 – 13 July 2011 Paul Lazarus, President of the Association for Medical Humanities writes on behalf of the 2011 Conference Organising Group: Plans for this are now well underway, Read more…

By medh, ago
Arts in Health

“Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” – Reflections on Ana Rosas Mantecón’s Seminar

The first of two reports on a CMH-MARG seminar by visiting academic Dr. Ana Rosas Mantecón: Part 1 – Ana’s presentation At CMH we explore a wide range of home grown and partner arts and cultural projects, which aim to inform pathways to ‘human flourishing’.  We also have links to Read more…

By anniraw, ago
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