Tag Archives: policy politics and the collective

Space and Place in the Health Humanities, plus a Masterclass on the Geography of a Dance Intervention – Prof Sarah Atkinson (Seminar, Edinburgh, 23 Jan 2014)

The sixth Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass will be on Thursday 23 January 2014. Prof Sarah Atkinson, Deptartment of Geography, Durham University. Co-Director of Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing, Wolfson Research Institute, and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities Public Seminar: Space and … Continue reading

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“There’s no lights on the Xmas tree momma, they’re burnin’ an artist tonight!”

Mike White writes: There was a hatchet job in Sunday’s Independent on arts in hospitals based on perfunctory information extracted on NHS expenditure on art works (accessible here). Those of us who are driving the development of the National Alliance … Continue reading

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The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia – Jonathan Metzl (Public Lecture, 4 April 2014, Durham University)

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Professor Jonathan Metzl 5.30pm Friday 4 April 2014 Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University Abstract: Misperceptions that persons with schizophrenia are violent or dangerous lie at the heart … Continue reading

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The Politics of Health: Videos from the Vanderbilt Conference now Available

The Politics of Health was held at Vanderbilt University on October 3-4 2013. Videos from the conference are available from the media page or through the links below: Conference Opening Opening Remarks: Dean Carolyn Dever, Intro Remarks: Jonathan Metzl, Opening Address: Emilie Townes Panel … Continue reading

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“Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” Nancy Cartwright Inaugural Lecture (28 October 2013, 6pm)

Professor Nancy Cartwright’s Inaugural Lecture is entitled “Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” It will take place at St Mary’s College, Durham University on Monday 28th October 2013 from 6pm to 7pm. The … Continue reading

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The Other White Coat Phenomenon

Abraar Karan, UCLA medical student, writes: The physician-patient interaction is the most essential aspect of medical practice and has been shown to significantly impact the quality of care and direct health outcomes of patients. Several factors influence this relationship, one … Continue reading

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Madness Contested: Power and Practice (Review by Jonathan Gadsby)

Jonathan Gadsby, PhD candidate at Birmingham City University, reviews Steven Coles, Sarah Keenan and Bob Diamond, eds., Madness Contested: Power and Practice (Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books, 2013): It was impossible for me to read this new collection dispassionately and I will … Continue reading

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