Reviews

‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ reviewed by Dr Dori Beeler

‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman (Oxford University Press, 2015). In Valuing Health, Daniel Hausman provides an in-depth review of the connection between overall health, values, and well-being. Moreover, he investigates how these connections play an important role in addressing concerns for ‘generic health measurement’. This term Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Wellbeing and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives (Symposium, University of Sussex, 24/25 September 2015)

A symposium to launch the new Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex Co-hosted with Young Lives at the University of Oxford, this two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a Read more…

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Think Piece

Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn – Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy: Conditionality, Activation and the Role of Psychology in UK Government Workfare Programmes

William Viney writes – This is the fifth and final post introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In the last contribution to this special issue, Lynne Friedli Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our Read more…

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Events

British Academy Well-being Events

The events below take place both at the British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace and at partner venues around the UK. Many are free to attend. What is Well-being? Wednesday 14 January, 6-7.30pm  Venue: The Lowry, Salford What should the term ‘well-being’ encompass, what contributes to it, and why is Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and Connection’ by Olivia Sagan

We are thrilled to offer Olivia Sagan‘s new book ‘Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and Connection’ (Routledge, 2015) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working at the intersection of art and mental health.  Read more…

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