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Musings From The Day Room – Mike White Reflects On Chemotherapy, Lanterns, Austerity & Mortality

Mike White‘s diary entry reads: 9th.January. I am up the Northern Centre for Cancer Care this morning for my chemo breakfast, the Special K in my treatment plan.  The day room is furnished like the lobby of a budget hotel … Continue reading

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New book available for review: ‘Frissure’ by Kathleen Jamie and Brigid Collins

Frissure: A collaborative work between Kathleen Jamie and Brigid Collins ‘This is a book about seeing and being seen; about looking at being looked at. It is an intimate book, where the private process of looking and seeing passes from … Continue reading

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Medical humanities at ESGO – the European Society for Gynaecological Cancer

I’m just returning from what might be a medical humanities first.  I was invited by John Green, an oncologist with an interest in medical humanities at the University of Liverpool, to address the biannual conference of the European Society for … Continue reading

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Drawing Women’s Cancer: Speaking The Unspeakable

Speaking the Unspeakable specifically addressed vulval disease and began with the idea that a combination of easier access to patient-focused information about symptoms and treatment, along with a greater public awareness and acceptance of vulval disease as a rare yet … Continue reading

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From Wales to Galveston: An introduction to a series of posts from a visiting scholar and artist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute of Medical Humanities

Introducing Drawing Women’s Cancer             A scientifically competent medicine alone cannot help a patient grapple with the loss of health and find meaning in illness – Rita Charon The Drawing Women’s Cancer project introduces an artist’s perspective into women’s cancer … Continue reading

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The Camera as Mirror: Movie-Making in Palliative Care (Film Screening & Discussion, Edinburgh, 19 March 2013)

The Camera as Mirror: Movie-Making in Palliative Care Documentary film and discussion with Dr Amy Hardie Tuesday 19th March 2013 6-7.30pm followed by wine reception Lecture Theatre 183, Old College, University of Edinburgh The film is 45 minutes long, following … Continue reading

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Taste! An interdisciplinary symposium on the science of cooking and creating recipes for cancer survivors (Durham, 19 Feb 2013, 7.30pm)

St Cuthbert’s Society presents: TASTE! An interdisciplinary symposium on the science of cooking and creating recipes for cancer survivors Tuesday 19th Feb, Cuth’s dining hall, 7.30‐9.30 Drinks and nibbles from 7.15 All welcome Dr Rachel Edwards‐Stuart (Food Scientist and Flavour … Continue reading

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