‘Medical Humanities’ Challenge to Medicine’ – Prof Jane Macnaughton (MHRSN Public Lecture, Edinburgh, 7 March 2012)

The RSE-funded Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) presents:

A Public Lecture by Professor Jane Macnaughton, Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University:

“Medical Humanities’ Challenge to Medicine”
Taking a historical view of the development of the field of medical humanities, from its roots in the 1960s in the US, this lecture will trace the rationale for and emergence of the field as potentially a strong player in two new fields of research, critical neuroscience and critical public health.

Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
7 March 2012
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start

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About Jane Macnaughton

Jane is professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University and co-Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities. She has research interests in the nature of the clinical encounter and intersubjectivities within it, in the phenomenology of smoking, and in the methodology of interdisciplinarity within medical humanities. She is a also a clinician working in gynaecology. She is married to Andrew Russell, and they have a son, Euan (9), Jane's stepson, Ben (20) and a border terrier dog called Bertie.
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