Understanding Human Flourishing: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP, Conference, Durham University, 16-17 May 2013)


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Understanding Human Flourishing: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference. Durham University, 16-17 May 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stuart Murray, School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds

Panel of Academic Publishers: Professor Martyn Evans, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University;  Professor Brian Hurwitz, Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College, London; Dr Deborah Kirklin, Editor of BMJ Medical Humanities journal, University College London

Medical Humanities is a growing interdisciplinary field, comprising both the humanities and social sciences. The field aims to contextualize, criticise and complement medicine as a human and social practice. Medical Humanities highlight the role of experience, both of patients and professionals, as well as the patient-health professional relationship. They draw attention to the social context of illness and disability and they value subjective experience as a source of legitimate knowledge. In Medical Humanities experience and relationships are seen as central…

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