How does culture shape the language of breathlessness? (Reblog, Dr Rebecca Oxley, Life of Breath)

This is the second of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Researcher Rebecca Oxley considers what insights anthropology can offer: The British Lung Foundation (BLF) recently published a three year study into the prevalence and impact Read the full article…

Why is breathlessness invisible? (Reblog, Prof Jane Macnaughton, Life of Breath)

This is the first of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join Life of Breath on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Principal Life of Breath investigator Prof Jane Macnaughton writes: Lung disease kills one person every five minutes. Unbelievably, this statistic has not Read the full article…

Feel It Festival: Exploring Pain & Breath Through Performance (Public Engagement, University of Bristol, 17-20 November 2016)

From the 17th to 20th of November 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath project will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular pain and breathlessness. The weekend-long Feel It Festival will see Read the full article…

Can the humanities influence the clinical science of breathlessness? (Conference panel, Edinburgh, 13 September 2016)

Jane Macnaughton, Co-Director of Durham University Centre for Medical Humanities, will be giving a talk at the Edinburgh International Conference of Medicine. She will be presenting current work in medical humanities that explores the symptom of breathlessness. Her talk will explain how interdisciplinary interactions between the arts, humanities, social science, clinical medicine and clinical science might Read the full article…

Making the invisible visible, a review of the Life of Breath launch event.

Sarah McLusky – Project Manager for the Life of Breath project reports on the Life of Breath Launch event: Guests gathered at Durham University’s Joachim Room on 23 September to celebrate the launch of Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring breathing and breathlessness. Invisibility is a powerful metaphor for breathing, breathlessness and Read the full article…

The Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory

CMH is pleased to annouce the latest article published from the Life of Breath Project in the Lancet Respiratory: Invisible suff ering: breathlessness in and beyond the clinic written by Havi Carel, Jane Macnaughton and James Dodd. This article highlights, among other things, the importance for a research focus on breathlessness and how this research can impact Read the full article…

Phenomenology of Breathing (Workshop, Bristol, 14 May 2015)

Phenomenology of Breathing Royal Fort House University of Bristol Thursday 14 May 2015, 1-5 Session 1: 1-2.30 Havi Carel (Bristol): A phenomenology of breathlessness Sheena Hyland (Dublin City University) : Body and breath: phenomenological perspectives Anya Farennikova (Bristol): Is it possible to feel breathless?’ 2.30 coffee break Session 2: 3-4.30 Tina Williams (Bristol) : TBC Read the full article…

Breathless in Cambridge: the Breathlessness Research Interest Group (BRIG) Conference 2014

Jane Macnaughton, Professor of Medical Humanities and Joint Senior Investigator on  Life Of Breath, writes: Getting going with the Life of Breath project has been a real revelation for me as someone who is committed to critically engaged medical humanities. It has always been a bit of a struggle to get clinicians interested in what Read the full article…

The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities (Lecture, University of York, 26 November 2014)

Centre for Global Health Histories lectures Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.00PM Speaker: Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University This lecture will take as its theme the future direction of medical humanities, a field that has never has a settled identity, but which is one of a number of fields leading thinking in interdisciplinary work in the Read the full article…

The Life of Breath : a new project on breathlessness and COPD

Durham University Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a new project jointly with the University of Bristol from October 2014.  The project is called ‘The Life of Breath’ and it is the result of a successful joint Senior Investigator Award application to the Wellcome Trust by Jane Macnaughton (Durham) Read the full article…