Arts in Health

Space and Place in the Health Humanities, plus a Masterclass on the Geography of a Dance Intervention – Prof Sarah Atkinson (Seminar, Edinburgh, 23 Jan 2014)

The sixth Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass will be on Thursday 23 January 2014. Prof Sarah Atkinson, Deptartment of Geography, Durham University. Co-Director of Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing, Wolfson Research Institute, and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities Public Seminar: Space and Place in the Health and Medical Humanities Thursday 23 January Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia – Jonathan Metzl (Public Lecture, 4 April 2014, Durham University)

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Professor Jonathan Metzl 5.30pm Friday 4 April 2014 Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University Abstract: Misperceptions that persons with schizophrenia are violent or dangerous lie at the heart of stigmatizations of the disease.  My talk tells the story Read more…

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Announcements

The Politics of Health: Videos from the Vanderbilt Conference now Available

The Politics of Health was held at Vanderbilt University on October 3-4 2013. Videos from the conference are available from the media page or through the links below: Conference Opening Opening Remarks: Dean Carolyn Dever, Intro Remarks: Jonathan Metzl, Opening Address: Emilie Townes Panel I: Health and Social Justice Chairs: Jonathan Metzl and Laura Stark, Discussants: André Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

“Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” Nancy Cartwright Inaugural Lecture (28 October 2013, 6pm)

Professor Nancy Cartwright’s Inaugural Lecture is entitled “Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” It will take place at St Mary’s College, Durham University on Monday 28th October 2013 from 6pm to 7pm. The lecture is free to attend and open to staff, students Read more…

By medh, ago
Think Piece

The Other White Coat Phenomenon

Abraar Karan, UCLA medical student, writes: The physician-patient interaction is the most essential aspect of medical practice and has been shown to significantly impact the quality of care and direct health outcomes of patients. Several factors influence this relationship, one of which is the physical appearance of the physician, particularly Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Sociology of Diagnosis Workshop with Simon Wessely, Monica Greco and Tom Shakespeare (Cambridge 31 October 2013)

The Third ESRC supported Sociology of Diagnosis workshop will be held on October 31st in Cambridge, UK. Our three speakers will be talking about the politics of diagnosis and the potential of collective health movements: Professor Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King’s College, University of London Dr. Monica Greco, Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities