Tag Archives: service user perspectives

The Mental Health Recovery Archive, The Wellcome Trust – review of its ‘soft launch’ (9 December 2013)

Roz Oates, a doctoral student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, who is also part of the Hearing the Voice research team, writes: The Mental Health Recovery Archive at the Wellcome Trust On Monday 9 December, … Continue reading

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Shared practice in non-medicalised mental health care (Conference, Birmingham, 16 October 2013)

Shared practice in non-medicalised mental health care A conference in celebration of 20 years of PCCS Books 16th October 2013, 10.00 am–4.30pm Clarendon Suites, Birmingham Speakers Richard Bentall Mick Cooper Jacqui Dillon Stephen Joseph Joanna Moncrieff Lisbeth Sommerbeck For service users, carers, … Continue reading

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DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (Conference, London, 4-5 June 2013)

The conference will be held at the Institute of Psychiatry, London on 4-5 June 2013. CMH staff member Dr Felicity Callard is one of the invited speakers. Her talk is entitled: “Dissecting diagnosis: producing patients”. Information about the conference, and how to register, … Continue reading

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Addressing Ageism, Impairment & Disablism (Seminar, Lancaster, 29 January 2013)

Opportunities, challenges & tensions: linking the ageing and disability rights agendas Addressing ageism, impairment and disablism Tuesday 29th January 2013 This seminar engages with the shape and form of contemporary ageism, impairment and disablism, and the challenges for developments and policies … Continue reading

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Disability, mental capacity, medical humanities & the law

Next week, I will be co-running — with Jillian Craigie and Oliver Lewis — the first of two workshops that comprise a collaboration between the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University with the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health (UCL) and … Continue reading

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The letter to the scientific/medical editor: a neglected genre within medical humanities?

This month’s (August’s) edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry features an editorial entitled, “Antipsychotics: is it time to introduce patient choice?”.  The authors (Anthony P Morrison, Paul Hutton, David Shiers and Douglas Turkington) make an important and provocative argument (given the … Continue reading

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Our Encounters with Self-Harm (CfP, Deadline 30 Sept 2012, Book Commissioned with PCCS Books, eds Charley Baker, Fran Biley and Clare Shaw)

This book will form part of a series with PCCS books. The first of these books, ‘Our Encounters with Madness’, has been well reviewed. Fran Biley is now working ‘Our Encounters with Suicide’. Both of these are collections of individuals’ … Continue reading

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