I am delighted to have been invited by King’s College to a roundtable discussion on the topic of the role of non-medical professions in the medical and health humanities. This is a topic that has been hotly debated on this blog, most recently in relation to Nicola White’s post Where are the Nurses? and in the context of our ‘Practice and the Practitioner’ cluster. It’s also been raised by Paul Crawford to support a sharp distinction between the health and medical humanities. If you would like to share your views on this important topic, please feel free to use the comments section below and I will be happy to feed them through to the roundtable and report back on those discussions here.
The Role of Non-medical Professions in the Health Humanities:
A Roundtable Discussion
King’s College London, Council Room
June 12, 2012 18:00-19:30
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Howell and Rachael Renaud for the ‘Re-reading Nursing’ Research Group; featuring Professor Brian Hurwitz, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty and Dr. Angela Woods
The goal of the Wellcome Trust funded Centre for the Humanities and Health is ‘to uncover the diversity and complexity of voices pertaining to illness and disease embedded in cultural activities and products’. To this end, a roundtable discussion is convened to address the voices of non-medical professionals (nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists and allied health professionals) and the roles they play in the Health Humanities. The speakers also will be asked to address how Health Humanities methodologies and research methods can best ‘uncover’ and study these voices.
The speakers will address the facilitators’ questions for one hour, followed by half an hour of discussion. Please join us afterwards for a wine reception. If you would like to attend, or for further information, please email Jessica Howell. For more information download the The Role of Non-Medical Professionals in the Health Humanities Flyer.