Review of “International Network Toward Alternatives & Recovery” conference (Liverpool, June 2014)

Roz Oates, a doctoral student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, who is also part of the Hearing the Voice research team, writes: International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery International Conference: Liverpool, UK 25 – 27 June 2014 Between 25 and 27 June, I attended a conference on ‘Power to Communities: Read the full article…

The Mental Health Recovery Archive, The Wellcome Trust – review of its ‘soft launch’ (9 December 2013)

Roz Oates, a doctoral student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, who is also part of the Hearing the Voice research team, writes: The Mental Health Recovery Archive at the Wellcome Trust On Monday 9 December, I attended a Mental Health Recovery Symposium at the Wellcome Trust in London. This event Read the full article…

Recovery Archive at the Wellcome Trust (Project and Symposium, Wellcome Trust, December 9 2013)

Professor Jerome Carson writes: A PhD researcher, Anna Sexton, who is an archivist, has established a Recovery Archive on the Omeka system. It features work from four people with lived experience of mental health problems. These are Peter Bullimore, Andrew Voyce, Dolly Sen and Stuart Baker-Brown. The site features a variety of contributions from each author. Read the full article…

‘Recovery’ in mental health: who judges, on what grounds, with what evidence, and which arguments?

The medical humanities have contributed greatly to research that addresses – conceptually, historically and empirically – whose perspective(s) are (and should be) privileged when judging the contours of illness and health. One research arena in which these questions currently have particular salience and urgency is that of research on ‘recovery’ in mental health. The October Read the full article…

Recovery of People with Mental Illness: philosophical and related perspectives

The Oxford University Press International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry series has just published a book which may be of interest to readers of the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog: Abraham Rudnick (ed): Recovery of People with Mental Illness: philosophical and related perspectives 1: Abraham Rudnick: Introduction Section 1: First person accounts in relation to Read the full article…

Review of “Getting Better – Concepts of Recovery in Medicine and Society from 1900 to the Present”

Stephen Soanes is an Early Career Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine/ Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. In September 2011 he convened a workshop on the topic of Getting Better, reviewed here for readers of the Centre for Medical Humanities blog: Today the media is saturated with references to recovery. Read the full article…

CFP Getting Better: Concepts of Recovery in Medicine and Society from 1900 to the Present – University of Warwick Tuesday 27 September

Getting Better: Concepts of Recovery in Medicine and Society from 1900 to the Present Tuesday 27 September 2011 University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study, Seminar Room (F204) This one-day workshop provides a forum for discussion on the medical and social contexts that have shaped and continue to shape our ideas of recovery. The event Read the full article…