Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014)

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop Storey Institute, Lancaster Monday 12th May In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked Read the full article…

The Visual Image & the Future of the Medical Humanities (CFP, Conference, Galveston, Texas, 8–11 May 2014)

The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities *SAVE THE DATE* 8-11 May 2014 (Thursday – Sunday) Open Gates Conference Center University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas This conference brings together scholars, clinicians, scientific investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the medical humanities and how they are Read the full article…

Medical Humanities and Narrative Ethics in Oncology (Seminar, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2013)

Medical Humanities and Narrative Ethics in Oncology: Prognosis, Destiny and Bad News 18-20 October 2013 Bellinzona, Switzerland In the age of participatory medicine, where health professionals encourage and value patients as full partners, patient narrative is the basis for shared decision making. Practicing patient-centred care through the integration of narrative in the consultation enables patients Read the full article…

Art for Hospitals – the healing process

Photographer Dominic Pote writes: Nature has always fascinated me. I discovered nature through painting from an early age. When later I discovered photography, I wanted to continue, this time with the means of the camera, to reveal more about the feeling a landscape can provoke in us. I wanted to find a way to express Read the full article…

The DSM5 Debates: Searching for the voices of those living under, through, and beyond psychiatric diagnoses

Next week, on June 4–5, 2013, I will be speaking at the DSM-5 extravaganza taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. There is a 2-day international conference titled: DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Where is the roadmap taking us?, as well as a Maudsley Debate (which will be podcast) on “Enabling or Read the full article…