Reviewer needed: ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ by Maria Guilia Marini

We are pleased to offer ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities‘ by Maria Guilia Marini  (Springer, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by Read the full article…

Spaces of Evidence (CfP, Early Career Researcher Seminar, Sussex, 31 March 2015)

The Spaces of Evidence Network is delighted to invite you to an international early career researcher seminar at the University of Sussex, on 31st March 2015. This is the first of two ECR events co-sponsored by Spaces of Evidence. The second will take place at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in autumn 2015. The seminars Read the full article…

Psychiatry beyond Scientism (CfP, Conference, Amsterdam January 22-24 2015)

Psychiatry Beyond Scientism: Exploratory Models, Professional Practices, and Socio-Cultural Contexts January 22-24, 2015 VU University Amsterdam Confirmed speakers: John Campbell (UC Berkeley, USA) Trudy Dehue (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Bill Fulford (University of Warwick, UK) John Sadler (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA) Mona Gupta (Université de Montréal, Canada) Marc Lewis (Radboud University, Netherlands) Read the full article…

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Inaugural Conference (Durham University, Friday 18 October 2013)

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Inaugural Conference Friday 18 October 2013 Senate Room, University College, Durham University 1:30pm – 6.15 followed by a drinks reception Prof. Nancy Cartwright & Prof. Julian Reiss Introductions CHESS Directors, Durham University Prof. Philip Kitcher Irresoluble Uncertainty Department of Philosophy, Columbia University Prof. Angus Deaton Measuring Poverty Read the full article…

Medical Knowledge, Medical Duties (Concepts of Health Workshop, King’s College, 27 September 2013)

Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London The fifth Concepts of Health workshop will be held on 27th September 2013 in the Council Room, Strand Campus KCL. MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE, MEDICAL DUTIES 9.30                       Registration 10.00                     Welcome and opening remarks 10.15-11.30         Session 1: Public and private goods 11.30-11.45         Coffee 11.45-1pm           Session 2: Expertise Read the full article…

Canadian Medical Association Journal ‘Holiday Reading’ – Call for Submissions – Deadline October 1st 2013

The Canadian Medical Association Journal showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for people in Canada and globally. It distributes ‘Holiday Reading’ for its readers, short pieces about unusual or overlooked medical subjects: ‘Twas months before the holidays and all through CMAJ house not a submission was stirring, making editors grouse. “Holiday Reading Read the full article…

Welcoming Nancy Cartwright to Durham

The Centre for Medical Humanities would like to welcome Professors Nancy Cartwright and Julian Reiss to Durham University. Among her many other research interests and achievements in the history and philosophy of science, Nancy Cartwright is an expert in objectivity and evidence, especially evidence-based policy. Nancy and Julian will will be joining the Philosophy Department Read the full article…

Your health, what is the evidence? (Public Engagement Event, UCL, 10 Sept 2012)

Your health, what is the evidence? 5.30pm, Monday 10th September 2012 Archaeology Lecture Theatre, Archaeology building, UCL. See map and directions here The most wide-ranging change in medical practice in the past two decades has been the introduction of evidence-based medicine. This project, which calls for the explicit examination of evidence to guide healthcare decisions, Read the full article…

Testing Treatments – New Edition Now Available

How do we know whether a particular drug, therapy or operation really works, and how well? How reliable is the evidence? Are clinical trials truly unbiased? And is current research focused on the real needs of patients? A new edition of Testing Treatments, is now available for download. Building on the success of the first Read the full article…