“Experiences of illness and death: learning from the discourses of realities and fictions” (Workshop, Open University Campus Milton Keynes, 28 November 2016)

British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Health & Science Communication SIG Hosted by the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies of The Open University, Milton Keynes “Any serious illness is a medical event, but it is lived in narrative terms” wrote Andrew Solomon in a recent article for The Guardian. This all-day workshop will Read the full article…

“Experiences of illness and death: learning from the discourses of realities and fictions” (CfP, BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG, 28 November 2016)

Hosted by the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies The Open University, Milton Keynes “Any serious illness is a medical event, but it is lived in narrative terms” wrote Andrew Solomon in a recent article for The Guardian. This workshop will focus on these ‘lived’ and ‘narrative’ aspects of the experience of illness and Read the full article…

PCCS Book Series on Lived Experience of Mental Health

Readers of the CMH blog may be interested in this press release from PCCS books and the Madness and Literature Network: ‘The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers and survivors. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, Read the full article…

Children’s Health & Well-being: policy debates & lived experience (CfP, 21st Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph)

Call for Papers 21st Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph  Children’s Health and Well-being: policy debates and lived experience Editors:  Geraldine Brady, Pam Lowe and Sonja Olin Lauritzen The 21st Sociology of Health and Illness monograph will bring together recent theoretical and methodological developments in the sociology of childhood with research findings on child health Read the full article…