Intercultural communication between doctors and patients, a view from realist perspective (Seminar, Durham University, 7 July 2014)

Emma Paternotte studied medicine at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2011 she graduated and started working as a resident in obstetrics & gynecology in the Saint Lucas Andras hospital, a district teaching hospital with an ethnically diverse patient population. Emma’s research focused on the communication between doctors of the major ethnicity and patients of Read the full article…

Medicine Unboxed: Students 2014 (Festival, CFP, 21 November 2014, Cheltenham)

Medicine Unboxed: Students 2014 – Friday 21st November, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Medicine Unboxed aims to examine medicine from the perspective of the arts and humanities, and arises from the view that good medicine demands more than scientific and technical expertise, also requiring ethical judgment, empathy, and an understanding of human experience. Last year saw Read the full article…

Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders – reviewed by Dr Jacob Fanus Dreyer

‘Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders’ by Peter Redfield (University of California Press, 2013).  This book is an ethnographic report on the conceptual, intellectual and practical journey of the ethical principles and practice of the founding, development and maturation of Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF)in its role as a major global activist in humanitarian medicine. Peter Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (final post 2014): Dr Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

So, in a few days I will be taking my leave of Galveston once again. Of course I am sad to leave the island although I am looking forward to going home and excited about everything I have achieved during my ‘oh too short’ time here. I gave a colloquium and a drawing workshop and, Read the full article…

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 19-20 June, 2014 Organised by Luna Dolezal (TCD) and Dylan Trigg (UCD) This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy,Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (weeks 3-4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Just one more week to go here in Galveston. I have been dividing my time between drawing the anatomy lab and studying in the Library here at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In the latter, while reading up on the historical context of everything that the Drawing Women’s Cancer project is, I came across Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo

A reviewer is needed for a unique and beautifully crafted book entitled ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book will be especially well suited to those with an interest in poetry and literature. ‘In his sixth collection of poetry, the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ by Cecil Helman

We are pleased to offer the late Cecil Helman‘s insightful work, ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ (Hammersmith Books, 2014), for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book may be of particular interest to clinicians and healthcare professionals. Cecil Helman – GP, medical anthropologist and Read the full article…

Performing Sexual Liberation: The Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography (CfP, University of Leicester, 24 October 2014)

The 21st century has witnessed a growth in academic interest in what has come to be understood as the pornographication of culture. The purpose of this conference is to gather a group of scholars together whose approach provides a critical counter point to the current academic trend to analyse pornography as sexually liberating for women Read the full article…

Memory and Mind: Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience (Applications Open for ECE Summer School, 7-20 Sept 2014)

Memory and Mind: Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience ECE Summer School at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 7 Sept – 20 Sept 2014 We invite applications for participation at the European Campus of Excellence (ECE) Summer School on Memory and Mind: an interdisciplinary course, integrating the fields of philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, computer science and medicine. Deadline: Read the full article…