‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ reviewed by Dr Dori Beeler

‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman (Oxford University Press, 2015). In Valuing Health, Daniel Hausman provides an in-depth review of the connection between overall health, values, and well-being. Moreover, he investigates how these connections play an important role in addressing concerns for ‘generic health measurement’. This term he explains, refers to the Read the full article…

Medicines, Translations & Histories (CFP, Symposium, Manchester 11-12 June 2015)

MEDICINES, TRANSLATIONS and HISTORIES Call for papers for a symposium at the University of Manchester Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June 2015 As a widely-circulated article in the Journal of the American Medical Association argued in 2008, the emerging field of Translational Medicine (TM) can be defined in two very different ways: first, the study Read the full article…

Ted Schrecker ‘A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy’ (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Jan 2014)

A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy Professor Ted Schrecker 29th January 2014, 4-5pm Pennington Room, Grey College This Durham CELLS seminar will be given by Ted Schrecker who is Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University. Professor Schrecker is also an adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University Read the full article…

The Medicalization of Old Age (Participatory Event, Lancaster, 28 November 2013)

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries  The Medicalization of Old Age Thursday November 28th 2013 This participatory event engages with Keynote speakers: Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London Dr Joao Pedro De Magalhaes, Institute of Integrative Biology of Ageing, University of Liverpool.(tbc) Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research & Read the full article…

“Science & Society”: History of Science, Medicine, & Technology Postgrad Conference (Oxford, 7 June 2013)

The Wellcome Unit for the History Medicine, University of Oxford is pleased to announce the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2013 Science and Society will take place on  7 June 2013 at 10:00-17:00 At the History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford Science and society have been codependently constructed.  The Wellcome Unit’s annual postgraduate conference seeks to Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation: Call for Workshop & Symposium Proposals [including Medical Humanities] 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS  WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA IN 2014 Ed: Please note: Medical Humanities is one of the areas specifically mentioned! For full details of this call, click here. The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two, three or four day multidisciplinary workshop Read the full article…